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  1. Policey_Man

    Sussex Police Collar Numbers

    I came across a few Sussex police officers the other day - not in a position to chat with them - and they all had different letters on their collar numbers on them. I know that some forces issue them for Boroughs (e.g. the Met) or certain specialisms, but having a look around the internet, it appears that Sussex's are much more random. I noticed this also in the recent BBC programme Cuffs, but just assumed it was a made up thing for TV. Can someone explain them?
  2. Anonny

    Uniforms

    Hi all Hope you can help with a little general interest project I'm doing in my spare time to keep me busy. Apart from road traffic and anti-terror laws, is there any legislation that expressly requires a constable to be in uniform to exercise his/her powers? Thanks for any pointers you can give, and keep up the good work! Happy Christmas.
  3. mike88

    Uniform and Eczema?

    For the past couple of months (ever since I've started wearing my fleece/coat over winter) I've been having problems with eczema on my torso and back. The combination of sweating and the stab vest being tight to my body have caused red patches to flare up and it's really irritating. Unfortunately it's a choice of being too hot or too cold, I can't go on foot patrol in just a wicking shirt and vest. Our force usually wear fleeces under stab vests, I was thinking of starting to wear my fleece over my stab vest and seeing if that helps my skin breath a little better, although I will look the odd one out as no one wears it like this! I was wondering if anyone has had similar problems with eczema or knows of any solutions?
  4. tbpolice

    Best Patrol Bag?

    Hello guys, About to start my PC training next month and just wondering what ideas people have for a patrol bag? Not too expensive, one to have that is durable but good value for money. I will be intending to use it during training to fit all my books, lunch etc generally day to day stuff, and then using it once training has finished and onto the real thing! Any suggestions, or previous experience with any would be great.
  5. sparkydale

    Winter/Cold weather kit

    It's a bit chilly out there tonight (-1 at the moment...), so what do you have to keep away the cold? What recommendations do you have? Base layers? Currently have Primark's finest thermal base layer long johns and various base layer tops (merino and others) Gloves? Issued leather gloves with a wool lining (Met gloves). Scarf/Gaiter? Buff thingy-ma-gig and have just bought a cheapy fleece equivalent off of eBay for the grand total of £1. Any bargains out there?
  6. Hi Guys, due to start my special training in February was wondering if anyone knows what kit they Issue out and what I would need to get in preparation for training. Although I am aware boots need to be purchased by myself is there anything else I would need Frosty
  7. Here's an interesting link that I came across the other day that compares the prices of all uniform issued to forces. https://www.police.uk/procurement/baton/ I must say that some of the new prices definitely reflect the quality. The £25 baton for example..
  8. stoppedreality

    Kent Police Issued Uniform

    As someone has already done in another forum, I suppose I should do some grown up stuff. Can someone post the issued kit and uniform lists for Regs and Specials for KPS?
  9. Tatherton

    Uniform

    Haven't seen Merseyside Police wear these type of combat trousers. Does anyone know why they are wearing them and what type they are ?
  10. Force's in England and Wales are going to a 'national uniform' so I have heard, us in Lancs have received new caps, fleeces and tshirts, the fleece's are identical to those GMP are now issuing, anyone else know of any uniform that is changing? Anyone know which force's haven't agreed to sign up to this, if any? (probs the Met)
  11. Finners

    Specials Kit Issued

    I thought I would start a new thread with an Updated kit list I got issued mine yesterday! · 1x Short sleeved Under Armour black shirt · 1x Long sleeved Under Armour Black Shirt · 1x Short Sleeved white shirt · 1x Black tie · 2x Black Trousers · 1x ¾ hi Viz Waterproof (Mines Pending) · 1x Hi Viz Blouson Waterproof (been issued the wrong one so I need to sort it.) · 1x Lightweight Hi Viz · 1x Leather Belt · 1x Utility Belt · 1x CS Spray holster · 1x Maglite Holder · 1x Cuff Holster · 1x Steel Hinged cuffs (with 2x small keys) · 1x Long handcuff key · 1x HIV protection pouch (Gloves, Ventaid and Clinical waste bags.) · 1x Maglite · 2x Maglite batteries · 1x Custodian Helmet B Baton and Radio issued after OST and Comms Training. Warrant card issued after Attestation. £100 boot allowance
  12. Anyone happen to know what kit we get issued with also if we get a Bag or should we invest in one. this is for Special constables by the way.
  13. Please bear with me, this is my last updated version, it is a little out but it gives you a good idea until I get the current updated one online PCW
  14. Evening folks, Hopefully going to be transferring over to trackside if I am successful with my interview etc. I was just wondering what kit are BTP SC issued with from the start? Thanks in advance.
  15. Specials are to no longer have the crown on their epaulettes in South Yorkshire to save that extra few pence. now i see the logic in this but i personally have 2 views and im sure regulars will certainly have views. View 1 - I arrested a polish guy who spoke no English, it was a nasty arrest and it ended up in A and E. this guy had a really b-line for me and we couldn't understand why, i was with 2 regulars. when we finally got an interpretor and he was asked why he said it was because i was in charge and the other two officers were doing what i said. when told we were all the same rank he said we were lying because i have a crown! ( I got a lot of spit because of the crown that day!). View 2 - i personally like reg's knowing im a special (not Joe public) because i need there help and dont want to put them at risk. The crown was obvious now they need to looks at the number to tell. (i know its still possible but not as obvious) Yes it saves money in the long run, but what do you think?
  16. Sloth

    Trousers

    Hi all, Wondering if anyone can recommend a decent pair or cargo style trousers in black which would be suitable for use on duty. The type that dog handlers/AFOs tend to wear. I'm doing a lot of rural work and finding that my regular uniform trousers are getting wrecked. The trouble is the one's i'm finding aren't properly black and are just dark grey colour. Any ideas?
  17. As per the subject header really, can anybody advise what uniform is issued as standard to a new PC / SC?
  18. miffy

    Stab vest - Uniform fitting

    So I had my uniform fitting which was a lot of fun (although I looked like a complete child in everything). When I tried the armour, it stopped just above my belly button, and the guy said its fine, however I am concerned about the inch that is not protected. (forgot to mention this, too distracted in the whole kit!) Where does your vest stop to, and should I consider asking for a different size?
  19. Specials are to no longer have the crown on their epaulettes in South Yorkshire to save that extra few pence. now i see the logic in this but i personally have 2 views and im sure regulars will certainly have views. View 1 - I arrested a polish guy who spoke no English, it was a nasty arrest and it ended up in A and E. this guy had a really b-line for me and we couldn't understand why, i was with 2 regulars. when we finally got an interpretor and he was asked why he said it was because i was in charge and the other two officers were doing what i said. when told we were all the same rank he said we were lying because i have a crown! ( I got a lot of spit because of the crown that day!). View 2 - i personally like reg's knowing im a special (not Joe public) because i need there help and dont want to put them at risk. The crown was obvious now they need to looks at the number to tell. (i know its still possible but not as obvious) Yes it saves money in the long run, but what do you think?
  20. SW_matt

    Washing leg restraints.

    Does anyone know whether fast wraps are machine washable? Used mine the other night and I'm told they are currently in an evidence bag covered in blood and spit. Is it worth just getting replacements or can the velcro go in the wash?
  21. This may seem like an odd query, but having moved from a wonderful easy care uniform which needed no ironing what so ever to one which comprises of wool trousers and horrible shirts, I have a question. How many forces still enforce shirt sleeve order? How many forces require that ties are worn with S/S order? For example, September to April long sleeves with tie, April to September short sleeves no tie. Its a somewhat antiquated concept to me.
  22. Fry

    Keeping your helmet clean

    I was just wondering whether this was a problem unique to me, which is something I've only fairly recently noticed as I've started doing more foot patrol over the last 18 months or so.   The inside of my helmet is getting a bit sweaty and cheesy and occasionally itchy, as the material just retains sweat etc.  I'm sure after a few years it'll be positively unhygienic.  I had noticed that some people remove it so I was also thinking of just cutting that bit away, but then there'd be nothing to stop my head rubbing.  In terms of washing it though, it's not really as simple as throwing the whole thing in the sink as it's a bit too big and unwieldy as I wouldn't want to get it all wet.  You can fold out the flaps and give them a scrub individually, but seems a bit arduous.  I've never seen anyone else washing their helmet, so I think if I were to leave it hanging out to dry and the nick I'd get some funny looks.   Anyone got any better ideas?
  23. MajorDisaster

    Sexual Assault by Touching

    While talking to the bouncers outside a night club, in uniform, a woman touches you between the buttock/legs. You tell her that it is not appropriate to do so and could constitute an offence. two minutes later she does it again. Do you arrest or give her path barrels and send her scuttling off with her tail between her legs and the fear of God in her?
  24. Can any of the older-serving members here confirm something for me? Back in the late 1970's, early 1980's, when The Met, for example, issued new uniform to probationers, am I mistaken to believe that in those days, shoes were issued as part of the uniform? I'm not talking about boots because they were a matter for each individual officer to decide on and to buy if they wanted to wear them in preference to shoes, but each officer would be issued with a pair of what were basically DM shoes. Boots tended to be the exception rather than the norm, unless it was for public order-type events, and for normal duties most officers wore the shoes.
  25. Razzman48

    Hi-viz Body Armour

    Just a quick one to see what everyone's thoughts are..! Do you prefer black body armour or hi-viz and why? Also, do you feel there is a need to have your name on the front, either full name or surname along with "constable" or "special constable"? The reason I ask is because my force have currently got black body armour, but there is pictures floating round from the CC of Hi-viz vests. Now, these vests don't look the best quality and don't look the part. Also, they are looking at putting our name on the front, which I don't see the point in because we have our collar number as identity so why should we display our name too? Okay, maybe surname might be acceptable, but I'd rather not have that displayed either. Maybe I'm just being too picky, I don't know?! They go on about cuts and saving money, yet surely dishing out hi-viz vests will cost more in the long run as they will get dirty/stained easier and quicker than black, so therefore they will need to be replaced sooner? Also, they are getting brought in to be seen at night time in crowded situations but that's were a hi-viz coat plays its part doesn't it?? Maybe I'm being stupid to the whole situation but hey ho! As I say, I just want people's opinions as to what they think is best/what they prefer.

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