My wife wanted to know about this, wanted me to ask…… and I originally thought I’d just PM BxDetSgt and ask, but thought others might be curious and like to discuss it, so: Do NYPD Detectives really take their guns off and put them in their desk drawer when they get back to the squad room, like they do on TV? And if that is common practice, why? Seems like all the NYPD TV Detectives do that, as well as on some other TV cop shows. Virtually every Detective at my agency that I have ever known – as well as Detectives at other West Coast departments I am familiar with – just keep their gun in their holster on their hip at all times, even in the Station (unless going into a lock-up or interview room with a suspect.) Do any Detectives at other agencies routinely take their gun off and put it in their desk while in the station house?