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ricky
10-08-2011, 15:09
I need something that attaches to a gunbelt securely and will protect my phone at the same time.

Somebody here has to have some good ideas. :wavey:

collim1
10-08-2011, 15:27
No you dont.


Your Iphone has WAY too much of your personal information and family's information to risk it falling off during a fight or a chase and winding up in the hands of the bad guys.

Keep the phone in the car.

23owner
10-08-2011, 15:52
I disagree that keeping your phone in the car is the best option. Sometimes you need it on your person, and mine rarely is missing from my front left pocket. I keep my iPhone in a silicone case made by incipio, but Otterbox makes some very robust cases with belt clips. I have many friends hat have gone this route with success.
Just remember to put a lock code on your phone and invest in some of the better GPS locator software that will allow you to find or wipe a lost phone.

What if you need to call 911 and your phone is in the car?

EDIT: I seem go have overlooked that the post was intended to request options for an officer to carry on duty. I hereby retract my above comments. I am not an officer, so I have no room to speak. I'll read a little better next time.

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Mayhem like Me
10-08-2011, 20:37
No you dont.


Your Iphone has WAY too much of your personal information and family's information to risk it falling off during a fight or a chase and winding up in the hands of the bad guys.

Keep the phone in the car.



Mine is Issued and i use an Otterbox my personal cell is in the car..

I can page out a whole section with my Iphone and it's a great tool, would not carry my personal phone on me while working..

indigent
10-08-2011, 20:46
My cell phone came with this really handy pleather bag and a rad shoulder strap.

It kinda hard to chase bad guys while talking on it because the cord between the bag and the handset is kinda short.

DaBigBR
10-08-2011, 21:21
Otterbox.

But I agree with collim1 about not carrying it on your person. If you do, find pocket space for it.

Goldendog Redux
10-08-2011, 21:48
If you want to look stupid, by all means find a belt holder for it. Maybe you could transfer it from your duty belt directly to your pleated dockers for casual time. Some guys carry their iPhone in a sweet case attached to their epaulette it looks good and it is convenient. Seriously, very lame.

SAR
10-08-2011, 22:19
I keep my phone in my uniform shirt pocket. I don't care how bulletproof a phone holder is, I always manage to tear the damn clip off getting in and out of cars. The only option is to get someone to make a custom leather case for it that attaches like the rest of your gear on your Sam Browne. Those cheap plastic clips that come on most store-bought phone holders are worthless.

RussP
10-09-2011, 01:02
Otterbox vote here, but like others said, ya really shouldn't risk having the phone fall into the wrong hands.

Cochese
10-09-2011, 01:24
Get a magpul case for it and keep it in your shirt pocket.

BailRecoveryAgent
10-09-2011, 01:49
No you dont.


Your Iphone has WAY too much of your personal information and family's information to risk it falling off during a fight or a chase and winding up in the hands of the bad guys.

Keep the phone in the car.

On the 28th of september, my phone fell off my belt and was picked up by some d-bag. I called it, sent texts to it, even pinged its location, and they wouldn't respond to my requests to give the phone back. I had a lot of info on that phone, not just my immediate family's but my parents, sisters, brother in laws, nieces, mother/father in laws etc. Email addresses, work phone numbers, all of it now in someone elses hands. I called the police, but there was little they could do.

My phone stays in my pocket now, not on my belt.

I disagree that keeping your phone in the car is the best option. Sometimes you need it on your person, and mine rarely is missing from my front left pocket. I keep my iPhone in a silicone case made by incipio, but Otterbox makes some very robust cases with belt clips. I have many friends hat have gone this route with success.
Just remember to put a lock code on your phone and invest in some of the better GPS locator software that will allow you to find or wipe a lost phone.

What if you need to call 911 and your phone is in the car?

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I have the silicone case for my new Droid 3 that replaced the stolen phone, and it grips the inside of your pocket like a pocket holster.

As far as lock codes and all that, it is easily, I mean easily bypassed. Like a padlock on a bicycle, they're meant to keep honest thieves out, not determined ones.

I hate cell phones, I wish I didn't need one.

Sharky7
10-09-2011, 11:08
No you dont.


Your Iphone has WAY too much of your personal information and family's information to risk it falling off during a fight or a chase and winding up in the hands of the bad guys.

Keep the phone in the car.

I agree. Keep it in your car.

Another point to add is you don't want to be clearing a building and you are THAT GUY whose phone starts ringing.

SCSU74
10-09-2011, 11:17
i use nite-ize brand cases. i have the rugged case for my blackberry and it is awesome. it has a very heavy duty clip that rotates 360 so you can wear it vertical or horizontal. The case itself is made of very durable nylon and is a velcro closure. I have had 0 probleems with the case and have been is several fights/foot chases and have had 0 problems with the case. I also use an otterbox on the phone itsself. I recently ordered the Iphone 4s and spoke w/ niteize about what cases would fit. They have a rugged iphone case available, but it does not have the swivel clip and only allows the case to sit vertical:
http://www.niteize.com/collections/rugged-phone-cases/products/hardshell-rugged-smartphone-holster

I personally ordered the cargo wide model, they said it fits the Iphone w/ otterbox perfect and has the 360 clip on it:

http://www.niteize.com/collections/rugged-phone-cases/products/clip-case-cargo-wide

This is the case i use now for comparison:

http://www.niteize.com/collections/rugged-phone-cases/products/rugged-case-blackberry

IMHO i wouldn't think twice about carrying a phone on your belt. Maybe if you use the cheap otterbox clip that comes with the defender, but with a case like i listed above the chances of your phone falling out are very low. I've been using the same case for a year and a half and the velcro is still like new...

Glockdude1
10-09-2011, 11:18
I agree. Keep it in your car.

Another point to add is you don't want to be clearing a building and you are THAT GUY whose phone starts ringing.

The ring tone would probably the theme song for "Cops".......

:rofl:

jwhite75
10-09-2011, 11:38
I am not going to tell you why you shouldnt do what your asking us...

You need the Otterbox Defender, or Speck Toughshell.

SAR
10-09-2011, 12:03
i use nite-ize brand cases. i have the rugged case for my blackberry and it is awesome. it has a very heavy duty clip that rotates 360 so you can wear it vertical or horizontal. The case itself is made of very durable nylon and is a velcro closure. I have had 0 probleems with the case and have been is several fights/foot chases and have had 0 problems with the case. I also use an otterbox on the phone itsself. I recently ordered the Iphone 4s and spoke w/ niteize about what cases would fit. They have a rugged iphone case available, but it does not have the swivel clip and only allows the case to sit vertical:


I had two Nite-ize cases and they both ripped to shreds at the clip in just a few weeks. At the end of the day, they are still imported cases not made to the same standards as say a Safariland or Bianchi case. If you look, the inside of a Nite-ize case is cardboard. I now have a black nylon Nite-ize case (same as yours). Nite-ize sent me that when I complained about the damage. The only difference I can see is the outside material. The construct is otherwise very much the same.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee297/bobmwr/MISC/IMAG0136.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee297/bobmwr/MISC/IMAG0135.jpg

Glockdude1
10-09-2011, 12:25
http://www.mycopshop.com/category.cfm/policesupplies/cell_phone_cases

:cool:

ditchdoc24
10-09-2011, 13:12
I swear by Otterbox for my Iphone. The only problem is the clip portion is not secure. I've dropped my phone at a dead run inside the PD onto a concrete floor and my phone was fine. I use the Otterbox Defender but instead of the clip, I use a Maxpedition case: http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/CP-M-8p2.htm

Even with all this protection, my phone stays clipped to the visor in my car.

GenoTac Ind.
10-09-2011, 13:26
Mine is wrapped with the Ballistic HC and stays in my thigh pocket with internal pockets for AR mags, 5.11 tdus are what I'm issued. The phone fits perfectly in the AR mag pocket.


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Hack
10-09-2011, 13:40
If you think you need it with you, in your shirt pocket, underneath the vest, set on vibrate. You don't want the bad guy to get a hold of it.

I'm that way with phones from work even.

Panzergrenadier1979
10-09-2011, 17:03
My plain-Jane, non-smart phone sits face-in inside of my left breast pocket.

I don't leave it in the car because, in the past, I've been dispatched via cell phone numerous times when comms were down.

One of my co-workers just got a new smart phone that is HUGE and cannot fit inside of any of his uniform pockets. He now clips it to his pants pocket; it looks silly and unprofessional and is easily knocked off. However, he is "that guy" and to point these facts out to him would be a pointless endevour since he knows everything and won't take advice from anyone who's been a cop a single day less then him.

RetailNinja
10-09-2011, 17:58
Shirt pocket.

1) It's more secure there than on your belt
2) Many of today's phones can stop a handgun slug (within reason) - added protection

Goldendog Redux
10-09-2011, 18:14
I am SERIOUSLY considering not carrying my phone at all while at work. For one thing I have never been a fan of using my personal cell for work stuff which I do all the time. Either I will go phone-free or get a Wal-Mart throw down phone and only give the number to my wife. If they want me to be available via cell phone they can give me one.

Not related to the thread but I felt like hearing myself type.

MF

SAR
10-09-2011, 20:24
Shirt pocket.


2) Many of today's phones can stop a handgun slug (within reason) - added protection

Dude, with all the numbers and passwords I have in my cellphone, I'd almost rather be shot. :rofl:

jwhite75
10-09-2011, 22:25
I am not going to tell you why you shouldnt do what your asking us...

You need the Otterbox Defender, or Speck Toughshell.


I would add after consideration that I would go with the Lifeproof case...That thing is the bomb for protecting your phone. Look at the You tube test. Thet even make a clip specifically for duty belts.

http://www.lifeproof.com/lifeproof-store

SDforce
10-09-2011, 22:43
http://www.tuffproducts.com

I use the phone holder for my EVO when I work an overtime job. The clipmis metal and goes completely over the 2.25" belt. If you'd rather have it on a keeper, call them up and request it.

boomhower
10-10-2011, 02:59
I keep mine in my shirt pocket. If you do decide to keep it on your belt make sure you set up find my iPhone do you can do a remote wipe if you lose it.

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old_pigpen
10-10-2011, 05:48
I had two Nite-ize cases and they both ripped to shreds at the clip in just a few weeks.

I've got the same Nite-ize case, and it is starting to fall apart. Since i'm not a LEO anymore, its falling apart from just ordinary use. I wouldn't recommend it for law enforcement use.

The best cellphone holder I ever used was from a company called Rip Offs (http://ripoffs.com). That case had a reinforced steel belt clip. I used it for years and never had a problem with it. The only thing that makes me hesitant to recommend it for duty use is that it had a steel spring clip on it instead of a loop, so it is possible that it could come off a duty belt.

DaBigBR
10-10-2011, 09:09
I am SERIOUSLY considering not carrying my phone at all while at work. For one thing I have never been a fan of using my personal cell for work stuff which I do all the time. Either I will go phone-free or get a Wal-Mart throw down phone and only give the number to my wife. If they want me to be available via cell phone they can give me one.

Not related to the thread but I felt like hearing myself type.

MF

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SCSU74
10-10-2011, 10:15
I had two Nite-ize cases and they both ripped to shreds at the clip in just a few weeks. At the end of the day, they are still imported cases not made to the same standards as say a Safariland or Bianchi case. If you look, the inside of a Nite-ize case is cardboard. I now have a black nylon Nite-ize case (same as yours). Nite-ize sent me that when I complained about the damage. The only difference I can see is the outside material. The construct is otherwise very much the same.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee297/bobmwr/MISC/IMAG0136.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee297/bobmwr/MISC/IMAG0135.jpg

thats weird ive used mine daily since last June and mine doesnt look any worse for the wear. The fact i only paid $10 for mine is another plus, i guess i'll keep using this one till it fails, but until then...

Knighj1
10-10-2011, 12:33
No you dont.


Your Iphone has WAY too much of your personal information and family's information to risk it falling off during a fight or a chase and winding up in the hands of the bad guys.

Keep the phone in the car.

There is a lock screen that is password protected :tongueout:

ICARRY2
10-10-2011, 16:50
There is a lock screen that is password protected :tongueout:

This is what I do and also most smart phones have a way to erase all the data in the event of a loss/theft.

Cav
10-10-2011, 17:10
For me its a toss up. As a Patrol Officer starting out my cellphone stayed in my car (many took them to calls). In a large building our radio's do not transmit. Say a school, Wal-Mart, hospital, etc... It was a pain.

Dispatch will have us public service them for set info on calls, and other officers will call for info/help/aide on set calls.

As a supervisor was issued a phone or two or three (what a pain trying to keep up with three issued phones and my own phone).

A cell phone can be a valueble tool to have a on patrol.

I have an iPhone that I carry in an Otter box case, it stays in my car or clipped on/in my cargo pocket when on Patrol.

ricky
10-14-2011, 10:15
I like the life proof ones so far and may end up getting it.