The belt contained various items of standard police equipment that the officer might use if required to do so, which were as follows:
- Taser and flash-light
- Storage and power unit
Behind the scenes
- A full color design drawing of a 2015 Hill Valley Police duty belt, which points out the equipment on the belt, appears on page 73 of Back to the Future: The Official Book of the Complete Movie Trilogy, with the accompanying caption "Standard issue for the officers of the Hill Valley Police Department."
- It is interesting to note that, on the aforementioned design drawing, the usual firearm carried by a police officer in the United States is conspicuous by its absence.
- A police duty belt is also referred to as a duty rig or kit belt.