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A Northern California Police Department Is Offering Cops Nunchucks

If it's good enough for the Ninja Turtles and Bruce Lee, it's good enough for cops, right?

by River Donaghey
Oct 27 2015, 2:21pm

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The Anderson Police Department in northern California is going to begin arming its officers with nunchucks, as the Los Angeles Times reports. After all, if it's good enough for Ninja Turtles and Bruce Lee, then it's good enough for the people enforcing America's laws in 2015, right?

According to the paper, the 20-person police force was "looking for a versatile tool that would limit injuries to officers and the people they detained." Presumably, everything clicked when someone stumbled across a late-night airing of Enter the Dragon on AMC.

"[Nunchucks give] us the ability to control a suspect instead of striking them," Police Sergeant Casey Day said. "I see the value and the safety they bring me."

Officers will not be required to switch out their batons for nunchucks—technically known as "nunchakus"—but if they do feel like spicing up their lives, they have to complete a 16-hour training course. Whatever it takes to keep things interesting in this town of 10,000 people, apparently.