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RevM
11-08-2008, 03:56 PM
I work for BPD, and I just purchased my first espantoon. I've tried to find some website to help me learn to use it like a pro but, to no avail.

Does anyone have any advice on how to use/ twirl an espantoon?

JDCOP
11-08-2008, 09:27 PM
What the heck is a espantoon? Is it a baton or something?

Jester69
11-08-2008, 10:46 PM
Thats not that thing that one officer is seen walking with and twirling in the intro to cops is it?

jakflak
11-09-2008, 01:24 PM
Ditto. What's an espantoon?

SgtCHP
11-09-2008, 02:49 PM
Ditto. What's an espantoon?

A form of baton. It is getting big press in the Baltimore area.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/blog/2008/10/the_espantoon.html

RevM
11-20-2008, 09:45 AM
After a little practice, and bruising my thumb, pointer finger, elbow and talking to some of the officers at my district I've become proficient at swinging my espantoon.

Any officer, or officer to-be should purchase and practice with one. It not only gives an officer something to do while walking a slow night on foot, it is also an intimidation factor that with good practice will help aid in 'clearing your corners'.