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Well I go off to Iraq for a year, come back and my division has some cosmetic changes.....no longer is it true plain clothes, we now have a "dress code"...so called as to not officially have a uniform. We have now gone to an all black dress with 5.11 black pants, polo shirt with names and badge embroidered, black tactical footwear, and black gloves......WITH black raid vests....and if that were not enough, we all have black unmarked crown vics.


...this is exactly how "men in black" rumors get started!

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Must be real comfortable when your out in the blazing TX summer sun, do you have black hats as well?

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No hats for our division....and yes, that is one of the criticisms for the day shift guys...the heat.  But then as warrants guys, we dont spend much time outside...we are either in the cruiser or inside a habitation/building

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With apologies, but i can't resist, a Texan LEO w/o a stetson, what is the world coming to.

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Interestingly enough, when I was in the U.S. Army Cavalry...I actually did wear a stetson as part of the uniform....stetson, sabre, tanker boots, with gold spurs.....that was good times, the Cav is full of old horse culture tradition

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We are in the process of moving away from an all black uniform, as canine handlers it is not conducive nor safe to be dressed in all black.  Makes for an easy target when out tracking and or containing perimeters, day or night.  We are going to all green with some black to break it up.  May want to consider officer safety both in terms of heat during the summer and concealability.  Black does not work day or night.  At night you are one big moving shadow.

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

It was a great day when we moved to the black tactical uniforms thats for sure :) another old post from when I was in Iraq :)

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I've noticed in my county that Detectives/Investigators are moving from plainclothes to a tactical-casual dress.  They all seem to wear 5.11 pants with polos.  My agency requires us in a full suit with tie everyday, regardless of what we are doing.

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BR_260354 says ...



I've noticed in my county that Detectives/Investigators are moving from plainclothes to a tactical-casual dress.  They all seem to wear 5.11 pants with polos.  My agency requires us in a full suit with tie everyday, regardless of what we are doing.



Yep, Ive noticed it to. Thats a trend thats been catching on since the early 2000s. I have alot of 5.11 as well. Its comfortable and its durable, properly press, it has a blend of professional look as well as tactical

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BR_260354 says ...



I've noticed in my county that Detectives/Investigators are moving from plainclothes to a tactical-casual dress.  They all seem to wear 5.11 pants with polos.  My agency requires us in a full suit with tie everyday, regardless of what we are doing.



Yep, Ive noticed it to. Thats a trend thats been catching on since the early 2000s. I have alot of 5.11 as well. Its comfortable and its durable, properly press, it has a blend of professional look as well as tactical



We're getting a new D.A. come January 1st, 2011.  I'm hoping he will allow us to wear something other than suits, everyday.  We had a lunch meeting with some investigators from the neighboring county.  They showed up in 5.11 pants and polos.  We were very jealous.  The county to our north has three investigators.  They dress like Rangers.

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I think if the county is going to hire experienced LEOs for DA investigator positions, they should give those professionals the leeway to wear what they like...if its deemed inappropriate, then remind....I understand the working for the court system mentality, being presentable and all that, but there is nothing at all tactical (ie useful) about a suit...tailored or off the rack.


 


 


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PSD_Team_Leader says ...



BR_260354 says ...



I've noticed in my county that Detectives/Investigators are moving from plainclothes to a tactical-casual dress.  They all seem to wear 5.11 pants with polos.  My agency requires us in a full suit with tie everyday, regardless of what we are doing.



Yep, Ive noticed it to. Thats a trend thats been catching on since the early 2000s. I have alot of 5.11 as well. Its comfortable and its durable, properly press, it has a blend of professional look as well as tactical



We're getting a new D.A. come January 1st, 2011.  I'm hoping he will allow us to wear something other than suits, everyday.  We had a lunch meeting with some investigators from the neighboring county.  They showed up in 5.11 pants and polos.  We were very jealous.  The county to our north has three investigators.  They dress like Rangers.