Providing Aid to Officers & Enhancing Public Safety

Denver Police Department “Web Gear Duty Belts”

Since 2007 the DPD has been transitioning to an electronic-based records system.  As a result, officers are spending more time using computers in their patrol car “offices.”  While a good use of technology, it has had an unintended outcome.  Currently officers wear a Class A leather belt that is very rigid, heavy (about 27 pounds) and hard to work with in their cars.  These heavy-duty belts are the main contributing factor to officers’ complaints of discomfort during their work shift.  A new “technology” in this area is web gear duty belts that are much lighter, flexible and provide a more comfortable working environment in patrol cars.

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