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

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

Post: # 135516Post Elkins17
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:43 pm

My establishment have 2 units, one for 15-18 and one for 18-21. One has soft uniform the other has black and white. I haven’t seen their soft uniform yet but I’m assuming it’s the same for all YOI?
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 135526Post JDHALL88
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:15 pm

We should stay black and white but maybe wear a similar shirt to what the Met police have it's practical and comfy. The uniform issued to us now is rubbish and of poor quality I have ripped several trousers and shirts during c&r.

Plus if staff new how to wash and iron there uniform properly we might start looking professional.
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 135528Post JDHALL88
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:20 pm

npatchett2000 wrote:
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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Well as the polos are black you should easily spot officers as cons can't have black tops or polos.
The new polos that have been trialed ( by myself and other staff ) are smart fit well and fit for purpose, whites for reception, visits and front of house. Polos other areas. :D
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 135539Post Gravey957
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:42 pm

At my establishment

Officer - dark blue polo
Specialist officer ( band 4) - maroon polo
CM - light blue polo
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 135543Post Sharknado
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:20 pm

JDHALL88 wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:15 pm
We should stay black and white but maybe wear a similar shirt to what the Met police have it's practical and comfy. The uniform issued to us now is rubbish and of poor quality I have ripped several trousers and shirts during c&r.

Plus if staff new how to wash and iron there uniform properly we might start looking professional.
I have to agree. Police issue uniform is also of better quality... and fit. They’ll taylor it to fit as well.

Yes people: iron!!!!! Nothing worse than no proper neat creases! Take pride in it 😊

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

Post: # 135567Post purplepig20
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:32 pm

Gravey957 wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:42 pm
At my establishment

Officer - dark blue polo
Specialist officer ( band 4) - maroon polo
CM - light blue polo
Sorry, but they sound like they’re really ugly, especially the CM’s one! :slsh2: :slvo:
I’m glad that we still wear white shirts at mine! :s:
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 135568Post Sharknado
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:49 pm

Can we learn to iron so we can keep shirts please? I look for the black and whites...

(Female that refused to wear blouses)

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

Post: # 135569Post Saxon79
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:04 pm

I see many Officers who don't know what boot polish is for either. Some Officers boots are in a shocking state, very unprofessional.
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:11 pm

Don't do ironing! Fold & board under the mattress 😉
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 135571Post Sharknado
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 pm

My CM line manager is cross with unpolished boots.

Shall I offer an iron and polish service? For uniform only...

It’s exercise of that arm people...

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

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Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:30 pm

I bought myself some boot polish. Then as part of my leaving presents from my current job, they also bought me some 😁
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:40 pm

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

Post: # 135586Post Gravey957
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:44 am

I have no choice over what uniform I am to wear !! I have been issued soft uniform !

I will wear it with pride and it will always be correctly ironed and my boots will always be polished !!
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 135593Post falkor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:32 am

does the soft uniform include trainers as an option? from the Landings group 3 Jan
· January 3 at 4:27pm RB I see people walking around wearing trainers now 😐
· January 3 at 4:27pm GS What?
· January 3 at 5:13pm RB I was shocked but there are a few in wandsworth wearing black trainers and their shirts have faded to grey.
:sljo: yeah it's true, the last year I was in Surrey Police (12 months ago) I started seeing Police wearing these black trainers too, they're comfy and at a glance you can't see they're not shoes

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

Post: # 135602Post Gravey957
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:19 am

No the soft uniform doesn't include trainers !!

Your issued 5 polo shirts with prison service crest sewn on with a velcro patch for rank/ number badge
1 x sweat shirt with same badges sewn on
2 x cargo trousers black
2 pairs of eppuleets
7 x rank/ number velcro badges
A black jacket with prison service crest sewn on and shoulder tabs for eppuleets
1 x pair of boots or shoes
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