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Uniform

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:24 am
by Bearguy
Good morning people,

I begin my training in January, with the first week at my chosen establishment.

My question today is, having sent off my uniform particulars, as I was told, like everyone else, to turn up in a white shirt, black trousers and black shoes. As you will be issued boots, is it worth buying a decent pair of boots myself or settle for the ones issued by the prison ? What footwear would anyone recommend I turn up in on day one ?

Thanks in advance

Re: Uniform

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:55 am
by northorsouth
Morning Bearguy

Having been issued boots in previous jobs and bought my own at times too I’d personally say give your issued ones a shot first before going out and spending money on any others, a decent pair can set you back in excess of £100 so probably worth decent socks and breaking in the ones you’re issued before you decide to buy any

Re: Uniform

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:49 pm
by Bearguy
Thanks for the reply !!!

I bumped into my old neighbour who is an officer and he told me that as my establishment is a high security prison, any non issued boots may set off detectors and cause all sorts of issues !

Cannot wait to get started :slyay:

Re: Uniform

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:59 pm
by Bearguy
Also on the topic of uniform, anyone buy their own utility belt ??

Heard viper are recommended if so ? Patrol store have some decent equipment on.

Re: Uniform

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:42 am
by northorsouth
You won’t need one for the first induction and training and the prison I’m at issue you one once training is completed at the same time they issue baton, fish knife etc

There are four of us doing 2 weeks induction at the moment and we’ve been issued a key pouch, chain and radio clip (not that we ever have a radio right now) and we get by just fine with that for now as we’re mainly observing or doing anything with an officer for now

I’d wait and see what you get at your prison before buying anything else

Re: Uniform

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:00 pm
by Bearguy
Champion, save me a few bob !!!

Re: Uniform

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:22 pm
by MunchyCarrot
Hi, helpful post. I’m starting at my establishment in Jan too, Newbold on 3/2/20

Re: Uniform

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:34 pm
by Bearguy
MunchyCarrot wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Hi, helpful post. I’m starting at my establishment in Jan too, Newbold on 3/2/20
Lots of helpful content on here, just need more members to post and have some crack !

Re: Uniform

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:37 pm
by MunchyCarrot
Yes, I’m reading loads but can’t really comment as a lot of the posts are old ones :slzi: