If you are going to be in the Chicago area this week come meet DutySmith's National Director of Sales; Ed Burke. He will be at the ILEETA conference all week, booth 318. Stop by to try out our improved and expanded SpeedSet; The revolutionary duty belt system designed to alleviate the
pinching, bruising, irritation, and pain caused by traditional duty belts,
without compromising strength or performance. You can also sign up for a chance to become a wear tester in DutySmith's Test and Evaluate program.
The 2013 ILEETA International Training Conference and Expo will be held April 15-20, 2013 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL. The conference will include over 150 instructor courses and two dozen instructor certifications and armorer courses. Conference tuition is only $357 for six days of training..
To register for the 2013 ILEETA Conference and Expo click here..
Out with the old, In with the new. DutySmith has started some spring cleaning on SpeedSetgear.com It has has been cleaned up and simplified for easier navigation. Tabs now let you quickly explore the belt system to learn why it is so unique. Do you want to hear what other officers think of their SpeedSet? Go to the testimonials page to hear how a better belt makes for a healthier officer or click on any of our media icons near the bottom of the page. Interested in trying the gear before you buy? Use the dealer locator tab to find a stocking dealer near you. And of course you can always contact us with any questions or comments.
Soon we will also be updating our Products section with many new accessories and finishes so be on the watch for that in the coming weeks.
The problem of duty belt discomfort is a significant health and safety issue for uniformed personnel. It is characterized by low back or anterior hip pain, sometimes with paresthesias in the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. The pain and paresthesias are caused by pressure on the hip, pelvis, and low back areas of uniformed personnel, which is exerted by the edges of the duty belt, holster shank, and other equipment attached to the belt and by the grip or barrel of the weapon, especially when seated in patrol vehicles. Pain and numbness may lead to the frequent changing of the holster position and can result in a decrease in officer safety because of inconsistent weapon location and awkward postures when drawing the weapon. Duty belt discomfort has been worsening in recent years for several reasons, including the increase in time officers spend in vehicles and the heavier gear carried on the duty belt. The conversion from revolvers to semiautomatic weapons and the associated increased weight of the spare magazines on the belt has added 3 to 4 pounds in many jurisdictions. Additional carried items include radios and extra handcuffs in some jurisdictions. There has been a trend toward designing less flexible duty belt holster systems to increase an officer's weapon retention in the event of physical encounter with a suspect. The more rigid the duty belt holster system is, the more critical are its shape and location in obtaining a proper fit for an individual. Because breaking in a system can take several years, the rigidity of newly issued belt holster systems is a major problem. This issue affects cadets, other individuals entering law enforcement, and all members of a force when a change in weaponry is underway.
The Police Policies Studies Council - Ergonomics and Safety in Law Enforcement
We have redesigned the traditional duty belt to ensure a safer and healthier
officer. The SpeedSet duty belt is the next generation of duty belt. It is as functional as it is comfortable and was designed with the express intent of making your job easier. The SpeedSet offers unparalleled weight distribution and the highly conformable nature of the belt gives you the all-day comfort that you need to perform at your peak. The SpeedSet is highly customizable and the smaller buckle gives you 25% more usable space in the front of the belt, where it counts. All of these benefits amount to a safer and healthier officer. We commend you on your commitment to protect and serve and we would like to return the favor.
We just received our first batch of updated Speedset accessories. Along with addressing minor performance issues with the original 5 accessories we've also added another 4 new accessories to our line. Information about both our new products and our updated accessories will be posted here over the following few weeks so keep checking back.
With the arrival of this shipment we are almost ready to send out our Test and Evaluate kits to all those officers that have been patiently waiting. If you are already part of our T&E program you can expect a box in the next couple of weeks. If you have not applied to be part of our T&E program yet its not to late. Just click on the link and submit the form.
We at DutySmith have decided to expand our test and evaluate program.
In the past 50 years, the demands on uniformed professionals have
grown immensely and very little has been done to address this. In response,
DutySmith produced the SpeedSet System. The SpeedSet duty belt is the next generation of duty belt and was designed with the feed back from officers like you. It is as functional as it is comfortable and was designed with the express intent
of making your job easier. The SpeedSet offers unparalleled weight distribution
and the highly conformable nature of the belt gives you the all-day comfort
that you need to perform at your peak. It is highly customizable and
the smaller buckle gives you 25% more usable space in the front of the belt,
where it counts. All of these benefits amount to a safer and healthier officer.
For your chance to become a member of our T&E group click on the link below and fill out the request form.
If selected, we will send you a Test &Evaluation Kit free of charge in exchange for your
commitment to assist us in our goal of being adopted department wide. If you
feel The SpeedSet is superior to what you are currently wearing we ask that you
provide testimony and put us in touch with the final decision makers within
your department. If you don’t prefer our system, we ask that you provide
feedback as to why.
The Test & Evaluation Kit includes: An outer duty belt, inner belt, glove/key holder, baton holder, double mag pouch, and single cuff holder.
Accessory holders are available in Plain Black, Nylon, and Basket Weave finish.
Additional Accessories available for discounted purchase are: Double Cuff Holder, Radio Holder, Flashlight Holder, OC Holder, Smart Phone Holder and the LocOn conversion kit that will enable you to secure non-DutySmith items to the outer rail of the belt.
Don't forget to share this opportunity with your friends and coworkers so they too have a chance for their own SpeedSet.
The following individuals have won up to 50 SpeedSet duty belts and accessory sets for their department:
Robert M. - Norfolk Police Department
John M. - King County Corrections
Ryan O. - New York State Police Department
Chris F. - Chelan County Sheriff's Office
Greg R. - Puyallup Police Department
And the winner of the 40" Flat Screen Television is..
Bob Dragicevich of Uniformity Inc. in Chicago.
Congratulations gentleman! We hope you enjoyed your time at our hospitality suite as much as we enjoyed having you. Thanks everyone for making DutySmith the leader in comfort.
All winners will be contacted by email with more details on claiming their prizes.
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DutySmith is having a great time at the 2013 Shot Show in Vegas and we would love for you to share in the fun. Come visit our hospitality suite at the Venetian hotel
. Our suite # is 35-110
and we are hosting a meet and greet from 6:00pm to 8:00pm tonight; Wednesday, January 16th.
There will be an open bar, free food, and a prize raffle for a 40" flat screen TV or up to 50 SpeedSet duty belts for your department. We will also have our product line on display and our sales team will be available to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you tonight.
Thank you to all that have already RSVP'd for our hospitality event at the Venetian Resort and Casino. We are excited to meet everyone in person. It is going to be a great event. If you have not yet RSVP'd for the hospitality event or would like to arrange another meeting time; please contact Dawn at email@example.com or 206.276.0102 as soon as possible.
The event is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, January 16th at The Venetian.
Our suite number is
There will be an open bar, free food, and a prize raffle for a 40" flat screen TV or up to 50 SpeedSet duty belts for your department.
We will have our product line on display and our sales team will be available to answer any questions you might have.
We hope you are all having an amazing time in Vegas.
See you soon.
Are You Going to Shot Show?
DutySmith would like to extend an invitation to our friends in law enforcement to visit our hospitality suite at the Venetian Resort and Casino during the week of Shot Show.
Our main hosting event will be between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Wednesday January 16th. There will be an open bar with free food. Guests are welcome to enter our prize raffle for a 40" flat screen TV or win up to 50 SpeedSet duty beltsfor your department!
The event is for law enforcement only and space is limited so please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org you plan on attending. Additional meetings can also be scheduled upon request.
Stay tuned for the suite number and we will see you in Vegas!
Stay tuned to this Blog section for information on our upcoming product launch scheduled for May 2012.
This will also be the hub for all things DutySmith; product news, information, and events.
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-The DutySmith Team