Hello, I’m a new guy here to the forums but have been a LEO for 20+ years at a large agency in Louisiana. When I started out the go to knife was a full serrated spyderco (I still have mine in a box somewhere). Over the years I tried many different brands of knives from autos,OTF,flippers, you name it and I’ve probably tried it no matter the price. I have always found myself coming back to the Spyderco brand knife although my older self sticks with plain edge now. As far as carry method, please do not carry a knife that is in front of your vest and easily accessible by someone who would like to do you harm. I have always carried in my off hand front pocket up until we switched to a BDU style duty pant. My knife now goes in my off side thigh pocket. As far as what knife I will currently be carrying, a Para 2. I found this forum while searching for a place to thank Spyderco for its kindness towards LEO’s by allowing us to purchase awesome knives at such great deals using their discount. One piece of advice I will give you is to always start out treating people as you would like to be treated, most of the time the person you are dealing with is having their first encounter with a LEO. Sorry for the long winded first post.