Security & Police Duty Belts | Tactical & Uniform Belts
A duty belt is one of the most crucial components of law enforcement and security uniforms. They do more than give security guard and police uniforms a crisp, authoritative finish. Tactical duty belts keep essential duty gear easily accessible while on duty.
And that gear can add up quickly. Mandatory duty gear for police and security officers, such as firearms, radios, handcuffs and batons, weighs between 20 and 25 pounds on average. So a sturdy tactical belt with the capacity to support this load keeps all this gear securely in place.
Depending on how you wear your belt, you may require an inner belt attachment with belt keepers. The inner belt is worn just like a regular belt by slipping it through your belt loops and the duty belt is placed over it and secured with snap-on belt keepers to prevent slippage.
Standard police duty belts are typically 2.25 inches wide, while inner belts are 1.5 inches. The belts are either made of nylon fabric or leather, and the finishes will differ based on the department or personal preference. The most common finishes are high gloss, basketweave or plain. These belts are also found mostly in black, but some departments will allow for a brown belt.
Nylon Synthetic Duty Belts
Nylon duty belts are a more affordable, lightweight option popular among law enforcement and security professionals. These uniform belts not only take on a more modern and tactical look, but they’re also easy to maintain. These tactical belts are typically constructed using nylon webbing or ballistic nylon. The ballistic nylon is a specific type of nylon fabric designed for added durability and abrasion resistance.
Quartermaster provides a wide selection of nylon duty belts at competitive prices.
The TRU-SPEC Security Friendly Belt is a classic-looking, versatile and comfortable nylon belt constructed from a flexible, fade- and rip-resistant nylon. This black belt features a non-metallic belt buckle for quick and easy clearance at security checkpoints, an elastic strap to keep the belt ends secure, and a hidden pocket. This belt is also GSA compliant.
For a full ensemble kit built with real-world feedback from active duty officers, the 5.11 Tactical Duty Belt Kit comes highly recommended. This water resistant 5.11 belt includes the main belt, inner belt and four individual belt keepers with dual hook-and-loop closures. It also integrates with MOLLE gear and the 5.11 Tactical SlickStick for versatility when choosing your accessories.
Leather Duty Belts
Leather belts last two to three times longer than a standard nylon belt and provide more durability. The more you wear it, the more it conforms to the body for a comfortable fit unique to the user’s waist. Not only do these belts present a more professional, dressier appearance, they’re also perfect for any environment whether working surveillance or a formal event.
Quartermaster carries an extensive line of leather duty belts at budget-friendly prices.
The Boston Leather 1 ½” Leather Belt is a heavy-duty garrison belt made from the same quality materials and craftsmanship of their duty belts. This garrison belt is made from 8-9 ounce top grain leather and features a nickel belt buckle, three different finishes and is versatile enough to be worn on or off duty.
The Galls Gear Leather Sam Browne Duty Belt immediately projects authority and professionalism at a glance. This Sam Browne belt safely conveys your holster, OC spray, restraints, tactical flashlight and other essential duty gear. This leather belt is also available in a nickel or brass buckle that can be removed and is made water-resistant.
Additional Duty Belt Gear
When looking for a duty belt, it’s important to consider what gear will be attached and how the weight of that gear is distributed around your waist. We carry a large selection of duty gear and accessories built to give you hands free access to your gear without discomforting or restricting your movement.
If you’re looking to relieve some of the weight of your gear off your waist, the Elbeco Suspension System is highly recommended. These suspenders redirect the weight of the duty belt off the hips and lower back, giving it a feeling of weightlessness. Another alternative is to use belt keepers to retain your belt from sliding around.
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