LONDON, ONT. — Two London Police Service detectives have invented a product which they believe will improve officers efficiency and safety when working at night.
“The Nite Write notebook holder incorporates the standard police duty book within and has a light which is integrated into the holder itself,” says Det.-Const. Gary Pieters, with the London Police Service (LPS) and co-president of Nite Write.
“There is five red LED lights which allows the user to keep their night vision.”
Pieters partnered with fellow LPS officer Det. Pat MacInnis on the microfiber-leather holder which they say allows officers in field to not only keep one hand free, but improve peripheral vision.
“Most officers will have to take their flashlights out and tuck it under their armpit and focus on keeping it there without dropping it,” says MacInnis.
“That light illuminates the officer and he’s now a potential target. It also means the officer is focusing on that flashlight and now he’s not watching his surroundings.”