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Ross_and_me_max50

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My dept doesnt provide us with uniforms to wear in dispatch, some of us like it and some of us hate it. Whats your dept do and if you do have a uniform, what does it consist of??


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

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Started weearing Class A's - Full trooper uniform -minus the gear and it said communications under the patch on the arm


 


Then they went to Class B's: Polo shirt with blk pants, very nice and comfortable


 


As of a couple months ago the state said they had no money and we no longer have uniforms. Most of us still were the polo fhp shirt with jeans. But we now have to wear polo shirts Monday through Thursday and Friday through Sunday we can wear just T shirts. Jeans are allowed as long as there our now holes


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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

we wear polo's and pants or jeans and we can wear shoorts as long as the go to the knees when you set down all tatoos on the legs have to be coverd i would like to have uniforms like black bdu's but thats just me

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

@ my agency we have a pretty casual dress code. We wear almost whatever we want. Several of us do have items with the agency logo on it that constitutes as a "uniform" but other than that....we did however finally have to make a policy of no spagetti strap/tank tops. Personally i think we should have uniforms similar to the deputies. It would bring us more together as a group and frankly there are some people who should not wear shorts to the office!!!

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Well due to some inappropriate outfits being worn by our dispatch they were made to go to uniforms and they wear class A uniforms that look just like uniform patrol. In a way I worry about our girls' safety because to the general public the look just like a deputy and they even wear a communications officer badge which is very similar to our deputy badges. Many of the girls refuse to go in public wit htheir uniforms on due to fear of being mistaken for a deputy. But overall the uniforms look nice and are much better that what was being worn by some.


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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Ours get to where whatever they want.


I was thinking though. If you wore a uniform, would you talk fast, in a low inaudible voice like the cops ?


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Buddah_silouette_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

to TheSarge..thats beautiful man.... i love the sense of humor....


we wear the polo shirt/khaki pants that becoming the uniform du jour for most dispatchers .... lots of colors to pick from too... love the Lands End catalog.....

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

We wear Class A's less the duty gear, our uniform is exactly like a patrol deputy's.  I loved TheSarge's comment and no we don't talk fast or a low inaudible tone like the cops do... and we sure don't have a problem letting them know with a 10-9! which they hate... most learn quick! haha.  ccsolawdog's comment is what I have a problem with -- I hate stopping anywhere in uniform.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Our dept, we can wear what we want as long as we don't show off certain body parts. Depending on the mood I am in depends on how I dress. I can look classy and professional or I can look like a bum.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

We get a uniform allowance. Navy blue uniform pants, white uniform shirts (summer short sleeve, winter long sleeve w/tie), badge, white undershirts, black socks & shoes. All this for the public who can't see us behind a very thick darkened plexiglass window. Don't get me started on the thermostat battles with one who likes it about 63 to some who are cold at 72.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

We have department issued french blue wool/poly uniform. Just like the troopers' onlywe have french blue shirts and they have navy. I dearly wish they would go to polos and khakis - these uniforms, especially the pants look terrible on some of the fuller figures. If they had the option to buy their own pants they could find a better fit. I think it would look more professional than all the wool/poly blend stretched over our bulges (we have no fitness program in the department for communication like the troopers have)


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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

Our department does not issue dispatchers a uniform. They do provide polo shirts to wear at our option.


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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

We have the same uniforms as officer and same patches (POLICE) on the side .....where only missing the gun ! hahaha

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

Standard Uniform silver/tan shirts, dark brown pants, black leather.  Patches have rocker Communications on bottom of patch.  Possibility will be going to polo shirts, slack.

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

When I started in '97 we wore the same tan shirt and brown pants complete with tie, badge, nameplate, gunbelt (sans holser and handcuff case ...a few of us did carry OC provided we were willing to get sprayed first). My badge is exactly the same as the patrol supervisor's badge, the only difference is in the rocker across the top of the badge instead of "SERGEANT" or  "LIEUTENANT" it says "DISPATCHER"


We now have polos (all different colors) and Khaki tactical pants (The extra pockets are GREAT for holding cigarette packs, cell phones, pgr's etc).


We just got some new polos recently becuase Emergency Management took us over so now I have a ton of them. Some say Craven County Sheriff's Office on the left side, like in my profile pic, and the new ones just say Craven County Communications under the county seal.


Much more comfortable than having to where the class a uni's, and probably safer, too. I hated stopping in a store or going out to eat in uniform back in tyhe day, always ended up getting mixed up in something I had no business getting mixed up in.

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yea out pd just asked if we wanted to get tazed we could carry it and i have been oc cert. so i can carry

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MIMI says ...



yea out pd just asked if we wanted to get tazed we could carry it and i have been oc cert. so i can carry



I'd rather be tased than OC'd anytime. That crap is nasty!


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DonnaLynn says ...



We wear Class A's less the duty gear, our uniform is exactly like a patrol deputy's.  I loved TheSarge's comment and no we don't talk fast or a low inaudible tone like the cops do... and we sure don't have a problem letting them know with a 10-9! which they hate... most learn quick! haha.  ccsolawdog's comment is what I have a problem with -- I hate stopping anywhere in uniform.



Officers enjoy hearing 10-9 juuuuust about as much as I love wearing super-hideous uniforms. haha!

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

Our dispatch has to wear the same uniform as patrol does.  We used to be able to wear BDU's and a sheriffs office t-shirt on nights and weekends and because of one person who cannot follow the dress code we now have to wear full uniforms all the time as oppose to wearing full uniforms on day shifts only. I hate it and I feel for the officers on the road in the heat who have to wear those hot uniforms all the time.

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bpdispatch45 says ...



My dept doesnt provide us with uniforms to wear in dispatch, some of us like it and some of us hate it. Whats your dept do and if you do have a uniform, what does it consist of??


 


It has taken me three years to get them to change their outlook on uniforms. Currently the uniform is a polo shirt (multiple colors available-which if you ask me is not uniform-we look like a pack of skittles) and jeans. The policy states we should wear black shoes and black belts for those that tuck their shirts in. What you end up getting is a purple polo shirt that is not tucked in, skinny jeans, and slippers with no socks. There is something to be said for being able to see the style of undergarments that all employees wear because their pants do not fit them correctly. I swear to god it seems as if I am at a plumbers convention half the time. I think I have seen 92% of the cracks of the people that work in communications.


I tried to sell them on espirt de corps and an image of professionalism. If I look professional I will have a more professional outlook, instead of what I have, roll out of bed find a pair or ratty jeans and wrinkled shirt and stumble into work. What the end result was still our polo shirts in all manner of colors (working on reducing the numbers) with navy blue ems tactical pants, black boots or shoes (all black no color allowed whatsoever), shirts are to be tucked in, black belts (basketweave, flat black, or accumold). Already there has been some complaints about tucking the shirts in, annoyed by this. If we are going for a more professional image then having a bunch of slobs running around with their shirts untucked is counterproductive if you ask me.


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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

Class A for me. Light blue top, navy pants. Badge, name plate, brass etc... short sleeve in the summer, long sleeve in the winter, with our choice of mock turtle neck or tie. must always wear black socks and black shoes...  At my small PD we actually answer the door in person and deal with the public face to face when they come to our station... we also monitor prisoners, but dont interact with them.

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Our dept purchased all Dispatchers 5 polo shirts (each) from a police uniform supplier, and had a new local embroider do the embroidery. The embroidery royally sucks and is embarrassing to a certain extent and the polos were for men and weren't unisex, so they do not fit properly. So...that resulted in none of us wearing them.


Our government has a policy that everyone wear business casual attire M-Th and casual (but not too casual) on F. So, the Dispatchers were dressing nice M-Th, but we've slacked off since. Most of just wear a nice top and decent looking jeans on most days, sometimes capri's and shorts on the weekend, but appropriate at all times.

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

Our agency has recently purchased us polo shirts to wear with black blue jeans or dickies.

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M-F day shift has to wear CLASS A's (Same as our uniform onlybadge says Communications)


Afternoons, weekends and Mids can wear kahki's or dress pants and department polo or dept dress shirt with logo on it.