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Curiosity may be the most powerful tool on your belt (American Police Beat)

Updated: May 10

An officer carries an average of 20 pounds of equipment at any given time. On their belt hangs their duty weapon, extra magazines, Taser, baton, pepper spray, radio, flashlight, handcuffs, probably a set of keys and maybe even a utility knife. Above their belt, they wear a thick layer of bulletproof armor and a body-worn camera. These tools are standard to the job and are there to assist in the difficult work of policing, including the often dangerous work of subduing a violent or resistant suspect. While these tools are essential, another tool may be even more powerful when it comes to overcoming citizen resistance. That tool is curiosity.

Read more in our full article in American Police Beat.


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