Law enforcement must store valuable equipment in a safe place

Law enforcement must store valuable equipment in a safe place

Law enforcement must store valuable equipment in a safe place

Whether people have had their homes burglarized or have been robbed at gunpoint, they typically turn to the police after a crime has been committed. However, cops are not immune to these types of criminal activity themselves.

For instance, in Kansas City, Missouri, seven unoccupied automobiles were recently burglarized, six of which were law enforcement vehicles, KCTV reported. Police are not saying what exactly one or more thieves made off with, but weapons are among the items missing.

Kansas City Major Anthony Ell told the news source that whoever broke into the vehicles was probably looking to steal weapons, uniforms, bullet-proof vests and police radios.

“… I try not to keep a lot of things in my vehicle of value because you never know what may happen,” Ell said.

These types of robberies are certainly not uncommon, which makes law enforcement training focused on the safe storage of dangerous and valuable equipment so important.

This past December, The Laredo Sun reported that a member of Texas’ Laredo Police had an $8,000 bomb squad uniform he kept in his vehicle stolen. During the same month, the sheriff deputy of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, lost two firearms, a taser and a police radio when his home was burglarized, the La Crosse Tribune reported.

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