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

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

Post by Saxon79 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:05 am

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

Post by Porecruit17 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:19 pm

So is the soft uniform compulsory and going to be enforced all establishments? Or can you choose? If it is going to be enforced in all HMP what's the chances it will return back to original smart uniform? White shirt etc

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

Post by Mccudden » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:45 am

I have to admit Im a fan of the white shirt, I had a familiarisation day and the Officers in the white shirts looked smarter and stood proud. I then seen a few in Polo shirts and they looked like a bag of shit.

Nothing says im proud of what I do than having a sharp looking uniform, but the polo just looks a mess. The police are headed down the same road and they also look a mess, if you look a mess how can you expect to be taken seriously?
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Shakee » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:05 pm

I had a uniform fitting yesterday at establishment for my start date in January, they had no inclination of 'soft uniform' being introduced
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Mccudden » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:13 pm

Unfortunately I have no choice on the uniform i'm going for a YOI. Although at this rate, I will probably never make it.
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by npatchett2000 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:38 pm

As has been said on the other tread on this topic we need to be encouraging all serving officers to refuse to wear the polos on health and safety grounds this has the full backing of the POA because if you are responding to a general ararm and you run on to a wing where everything is kicking off you automatically look for the black and whites to distinguish between the good and bad guys and the polos will blend in with the prisoners loosing vital seconds when the shits flying

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

Post by Sharknado » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:44 am

GSDKris wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:59 pm
I vote the crotchless shellsuit should be normal working dress
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Huntsman22 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:09 am

:slcl: I second that
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Jcam1997 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:53 pm

Personally I think yeah the shirts do look smarter but we aren’t in the public eye and that like the police we should wear polos with epaulettes on. As long as we all wear the same uniform it looks fine. Also authority comes with being a good officer not what you wear.

But the new polos which are blue and the SO’s are red it looks ridiculous and we look like we add advertising a skittles packet.

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

Post by Elkins17 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:04 pm

I’ll be in a YOI which the uniform is the poloshirts. But I was given the option to add white shirts? 🤨. Guess that’s incase I have to shoot across to the adult side? Who knows. If we are in black poloshirts perhaps they’ll disallow black polo shirts on prisoners the same way they have done for the white shirts.
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by npatchett2000 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:11 pm

Ya thats right yoi's they are baned from wearing all black

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

Post by Bird7 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:37 pm

My establishment is half YOI half cat C, I’ve got a feeling I’ll be working in the YOI. Is it polo shirts or white shirts? The posts on here are saying different things :sloo:
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by npatchett2000 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:30 pm

Yoi and IRC are all soft uniform ie polos

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

Post by Elkins17 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:32 pm

I hate ironing so every cloud and all that 😂
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post by Gravey957 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:40 pm

I'm @ a juvinille YOI 15-18 and its soft uniform

I live near another yoi which is 18-21 and they wear black & whites
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