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How many pounds do police equipment weigh on their body?

How many pounds in total do foot patrol officers have to carry on their body? Does your body get tired from carrying the weight of all the equipment after a full day of work? As you get older on the job, does the weight began to bother you and your health such as aching back, legs, feet caused by the weight of the equipment dragging your body down all day? Has anyone decide to quit the police officer job or change their career because of the weight of the equipment a police officer needs to carry to perform their job duties is bothering you?

Asked By: cal1nu - 2/12/2009
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My husband carries about 30 lbs of gear. (Vest, two firearms, pepper spray, taser, baton, belt, radio, cell phone, etc. Plus those steel toe boots aren't light!) I guess after more than ten years he's pretty much used to all of his equipment and would probably feel naked without it. (Plus, I don't think there's... More
Answered By: Artemis Gwen - 2/14/2009
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I'd say anywhere between 10 and 15 pounds.
Answered By: sharcman88 - 2/12/2009
 
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