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CAT D kit?

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Hey, anyone working in a CAT D? What kit do you carry? For example, baton/cuffs/spray? I’m just curious as to if it changes by prison category. Cheers!
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Just a Baton for cat D.
Pava and Cuffs are for C B A
Nothing in the female and juvenile estates.
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Interesting question. Is pava and the cuffs now fully rolled out? Do cat A-C still carry a baton alongside their other equipment? not something I know much about

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Cat D kit....a big mug for plenty of tea and a good book to keep you busy by the sounds of it 😆

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I only no cat A
Baton
Parva
Cuffs
Body cam
Fish knife

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Roll out of pava and rigid bar cuffs not yet complete for Male A-C
Fish knifes issued across all estates . Body cams also available
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That’s strange as there in my establishment cat A rigid cuffs and parva

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Yes some have them, others are getting them. I know HMP Manchester is going through roll out with so's now having and every one else should get after annual refresher training.. I'm at a cat c who have had cuffs and pava for a couple of years
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I know the prison that I’ve received the offer from was in the pilot scheme, does that mean that new officers there will be taught the new equipment in C&R training? Do you still have a baton alongside the others? I hope I never have to use any of them! I’m sure That in some adult prisons the need for Pava as a deterrent is absolutely vital in this day and age

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Yes still have a baton, pava and rigid bar Cuffs are not currently taught on POELT, you will be put on a course once back at establishment.
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Thanks for the explanation!!

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When I went through poelt when I joined first time round, one of our instructors mentioned a new self defence/c&r called SPEAR that was being brought in. Anyone know if that came to fruition?

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Yes spear is in use, again taught after POELT.
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