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Which uniforms do you like ?

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Posted over 5 years ago

 

I myself think that police officers who wear Tactical type fatigues (SWAT) look more authoritave....Some may say it is TOO military looking & presents a Too Forceful look for everyday policing....I personally like it...


http://www.hyperstealth.com/JSF-Tactical-Takedown.jpg


(minus the goggles & mask, of course)


What are some of your thoughts ?

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I have mixed feelings on the tactical style uniform. For me, that's what my dept. wears. But, if we choose to wear shirt and tie (A's), we can. I prefer to wear the BDU style uniform, but not everyone wears it correctly, or even looks presentable in that type of uniform. No different than the military and the new uniform the army went to. I also think each type of uniform has its place in the field as well. I'd rather be wearing BDU style pants if I have to fight with someone than class A pants that I'll probably have to replace if it goes to the ground. But, A's do present a more professional appearance to the public.


 


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I think it should not look too military style. BDU pants are fine, but it should go with a shirt with patches on the sleeves.


A complete BDU dress with a tactical vest, as shown in the picture, should be something for special units (street crime, narcotics, SWAT).


Just my 2 cents....

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BDU's for patrol is the way to go now.  The traditional uniforms look great but they are not practical for patrol duty anymore.   The traditional uniforms could be worn for working station duty and for court but, in my humble opinion, BDU's are for the street officer/deputy/trooper.

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We wear dress blues (Navy). Shirt and tie in the winter. Short sleeves, no tie in the Spring and Summer.


We had talked about going tactical but, they said it might be a little forceful/intimidating looking.


I like tactical myself.


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we can wear BDUs at night but have to wear regular uniform during daytime and court or special detail. I like the BDUs and they are intimidating. we tried an experiment once. there was a two night dance we wore the regular uniform the first night. Folks were giving us lots of s**t and had lots of arrests the next night we wore the BDUs and had zero problems. People were on best behavior. I like BDUs.


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I also have mixed feelings about this. I'm a LEO and I don't think BDU and army uniforms belong on the streets. However, I don't think that what you refer as class A and B uniforms are adapted either. I think my departement is somewhat right on with what we have. Our color is blue-black or dark navy. We have cargo pants that aren't bloused ( not in the boots) so they're pretty much halfway between BDUs and class A pants. We don't wear ties, we wear black mocknecks ( short or longsleeves) under our shirts, black microfiber t-shirts under our short sleeves in summer weather. We're issued a wool sweater that has a Gore-Tex liner that we can wear over our long or short sleeve shirts. Most of us wear our vest on the outside with a matching color carrier with 3M police identification in the back and front that you can hide in a pocket. I don't mind getting in a fight with them, yet we look clean and professionnal. I might have a picture to back that up eventually...

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I think the tactical uniform has its place but for the daily wear I'm still a stick in the mud for something that gives a more professional appearance. My reasoning is that "we" want others to think of us as professionals and until we really live up to that standard we'll always but looked at much less favorably. The community accepts that at times we will have to dress for events and situations but when it comes to our daily activities the officer showing up clean and pressed in a non-combatant uniform is what they hope to see.


Just my thoughts. Stay safe all.

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An officer can wear a tactical type uniform and still make it look professional with proper maintainance.  I think a tactical uniform has more pros than cons.  Most of the ''professional'' uniforms we wear are polyester.  Yeah...polyester looks nice, you can press it once and not have to press it again for a long time. Then, it looks nice straight out of the dryer.  But, is polyester easy to maneuver in?..no.  Easy to hop a fence?...no.  ...and stay away from extreme heat, or you're gonna be shrink wrapped!  Our day in age of policing is more like the military and most of the training is the same now..heck, we even train together.   We are trained to be tactical so that the bad guy doesn't stand a chance.  A uniform that is comfortable, more aggressive looking, and MOST important..more maneuverable is definetely a great advantage over the "old school" type uniform.

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A pair of BDU type pants are a lot cheaper to replace, then $75 dress pants.


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As far as looks and the public perception the traditional class A uniforms are hard to beat.  I would rather all officers be in the class A unless on some special assignment like K9.  With that being said I would rather wear the BDU's because they are more comforable, and much cheaper to replace and much less likely to be damaged.


What no one has mentioned and what I would like to see is a shift away from the class A uniform to a 511 style uniform.  By that I mean 511 pants with a 511 polo shirt complete with swen on badges and name tags.  This seems the best as they are professional and non threatening to the good citizens and comfortable and able to stand up to abuse when we have to deal with the bad guys.


 

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We wear the 5.11 Polos and pants on the range and Blauer Streetgear Navy Blue Tactical pants and Navy Blue Streetgear polos (L/S with Turltnecks in winter and S/S in summer...all patches attached) for duty.  That's for the road guys.


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I am personally against wearing BDU's on regular duty, but that's just becuase I got my fill of them in the military.  They have pros and cons like anything else.  I wear a black class A shirt and a pair of black Dickies cargo pants.  I think that provides of good combination of a practical and durable uniform that I can look sharp and professional in.  Plus, its a lot less expensive than a set of BDU's.  It litteraly cost half of what a set of BDU's would have cost. 

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BDU's have their place as in tactical, SWAT,etc,, but I prefer to wear the class A uniform year round with a commando sweater during fall/winter. Have to admit the BDU's are warmer during the really cold weather though. I'm just old school & think the class A uniform better reflects the image of the police as professionals.


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I am more old school as well,  I prefer class A style uniform for regular policing.   Gives a more professional appearance to the public, especially when working details like parades, etc.


There is a time and place for BDU's,   special assignments such as Fairs, Concerts, Commercial Safety Units, K-9 Units, etc ....


No matter which uniform is worn, I have seen departments wearing it differently among themselves.

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I agree that the BDU's are very practicle and very comfortable. My department allows us to wear the Blauer cargo pants and 5.11 polo with patches, stiched badged, and name. The one thing to keep in mind is that when you are not fighting the bad guy, you will be taking larceny reports, working traffic accidents and other calls for service for the general public. In my opinion the class A or B is more appropriate for these types of calls but I guess if your department spends more of its time "fighting bad guys" then other calls for service then the BDU's might be your best option.

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

 Man, it would be awsome to be able to dress that tactical every day. 

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But just because you dress "tacticaly" doesn't mean you have to dress in BDUs. I would rather wear tactical clothing that's looks normal.

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

I am not a cop but where I work(a nuke plant) we wear bloused BDU pants, polo, and full gun-belt/LBE. It sounds kind of hokey at first but it looks sharp. Though I cant comment on the 'intimidation' factor cause we generaly carry around rifles.

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

I'm all for dressing tactical in today's Police world.  Comfort and practicality can also look professional, if done right.


What I cannot stand is the Departments that allow the "tactical look" for ceremonial events.  I can't stand to see Officers dressed like that when attending a Police Memorial function.  Tradition should take over then.


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When I first started out in the prison system we were assigned a Black Polo shirt with Gold writing and patches and we wore black dickies pants and boots. Recently we were changed to BDU's, still all black with gold writing and boots...I like them better actually, they give us as a team of corrections officer a "meaner" look in my opinion. We wear our bagdes on a necklace.