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Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by freak » Tue May 30, 2017 1:24 pm

Would like to hear members opinions
Rumour at my establishment is t shirt and combats are getting issued and it will be our choice
I'm for it reason
I think the prisoners will trust us more.and will feel they can open up to us more they see us looking like the police that makes them dislike us
It will be better when doing cr less restrictive.
And comfort
Anyone got views for or against
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Re: Uniform or casual

Post by NeedToKnowBasis » Tue May 30, 2017 1:32 pm

The so-called 'soft' uniform...

Already in place at Juvenile establishments and I'm all for it across the board. It looks less disciplinarian/authoritarian and may help many to respond better and therefore help us to achieve what we're supposed to - rehabilitation and reducing re-offending.

The argument that it blurs the boundaries between staff and prisoners is, imho, a load of rubbish. The boundaries are set and maintained by staff with professional relationships, not what they wear.

It's more comfortable and easier to care for... and look towards the Police who now largely wear 'coolmax' wicking t-shirts instead of formal shirts.

Bring it on!

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Re: Uniform or casual

Post by andylamb » Tue May 30, 2017 3:38 pm

I have mixed views and I can see both sides of the argument,
For me I lean more towards an officer having a uniform and wearing it with pride and looking and dressing smart for the job.
Granted there are better reasons to 'soften' the look.

Not convinced tbh
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Re: Uniform or casual

Post by Kirk » Tue May 30, 2017 5:50 pm

I'm with andylamb on this . A recent survey reported that the public prefer the shirt and tie look on plod compared to the soft look.
While uniform doesn't guarantee authority it certainly makes an impression. There's a saying if u look professional u act professional.
We are not there to be their friend if we go for the soft look how long before we just wear civvies and do away with the whole discipline service ethos and become social
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Re: Uniform or casual

Post by laticsash92 » Tue May 30, 2017 6:57 pm

I agree with uniform.

The police which now are mixed in polo's and shirts and ties, prison service, military all have that discipline in uniform and needing it to be kept tidy and up to scratch and so we all look the same while on duty.

That's how it should be in my eyes. However I also understand the other side as well

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by SgtBush » Tue May 30, 2017 7:08 pm

I'm for the white shirt uniform. I wear it and wear it with pride!

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by FlamingYeti » Tue May 30, 2017 7:20 pm

I definitely prefer the shirt and tie, it just looks more professional. I take pride in making sure my shirt and trousers are ironed and boots polished.
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Mjaymz » Tue May 30, 2017 8:40 pm

SgtBush wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 7:08 pm
I'm for the white shirt uniform. I wear it and wear it with pride!
I'm with sgt bush and andy on this full white and black uniform and wear it with pride

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by TheCat » Tue May 30, 2017 8:44 pm

I am for a change in the uniform, but not sure polo shirts are the way forward. To me the the is a step too far, an antiquated and archaic nod to the past.

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by NeedToKnowBasis » Tue May 30, 2017 8:45 pm

LMAO... listen to you lot - and they say I'm a dinosaur who doesn't like change... :slraz:

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Lancs » Tue May 30, 2017 8:47 pm

freak wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 1:24 pm
Would like to hear members opinions
Rumour at my establishment is t shirt and combats are getting issued and it will be our choice
It definitely should be one or the other, not a mix of shirts and t-shirts.

I'm on the fence though, the cargo pants need improving and better footwear is needed.

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by freak » Wed May 31, 2017 12:17 am

Ha ha ntkb I was surprised at your choice thought you would be for black and whites. just when you think you know someone lol.

Lancs I agree all should be the same
A few that have transferred from juv are wearing their juv uniform
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Kirk » Wed May 31, 2017 4:04 am

All the same or not at all

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by dnd » Wed May 31, 2017 9:03 am

Please don't say you want sweat wicking shirts, they are trash! My police ones said maximum of 20 washes on the label. You have to throw them away after a while because they are terrible to wash!

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Rocky1967 » Wed May 31, 2017 12:09 pm

I am sorry , I'm in for the smart , professional uniform, short sleeve in a summer . Call me old fashion :slbg:

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