Uniform order (women)

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Re: Uniform order (women)

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Hopefully this might help you guys that are ordering!

I am a 5”8 athletic female
My normal everyday clothes size is:
12-14 bottom half
10/12 top half

HOWEVER
My Prison Officer uniform sizing are:
Trousers: 18L
Blouses: 14
Coat: Medium

With the coat, it’s length means it finishes mid-quad so you have to take your hip width and bum into consideration! Mine fits fine but I do wish I’d maybe gone for a Large instead

As you can see above, DO NOT PICK YOUR NORMAL SIZING FOR EVERYDAY CLOTHES! I highly recommend ordering a clothes measuring tape, and measuring every part of your body that it says on the uniform order form, as the sizing is completely different. For example, there is NO elastic on the waste band for the trousers so there is no stretch.

I did that and thank god I did!
Applied: 21/10/2020
ARC: 27/11
Offer: 30/12
Vetting Started: 3/1/2021
Vetting Passed: 10/2/2021
Start Date: 4/05/2021
POELT Start: 17/05/2021

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Re: Uniform order (women)

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When I was asked my uniform size there was no size chart attached...now I'm panicking!

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Re: Uniform order (women)

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I did several order forms throughout the application process, but the only time I got a size chart with the uniform order and the only time it counted was after I had the phone call and got sent my start date and all my information etc.

Are you at that point yet?
Applied: 21/10/2020
ARC: 27/11
Offer: 30/12
Vetting Started: 3/1/2021
Vetting Passed: 10/2/2021
Start Date: 4/05/2021
POELT Start: 17/05/2021

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No where near yet. I'm a few weeks into vetting and I have my fitness booked for 14th of May so I'll screen shot your previous post and keep in mind for when I'm asked again about uniform.

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Re: Uniform order (women)

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Jeez barking that’s a huge difference from your normal size

There must be variations in the uniform, I’m a 12/14 top and in a 14 blouse, 12 bottom and in 14R trousers

I ordered a large jacket, it swamps me but I’m a little shorter at 5’5

Some of the female officers said for future try and order men’s trousers, apparently they fit better 🤨

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Crazy isn’t it! My trousers fit so nicely as well but I’m definitely not an 18

So odd how off the sizing is
Applied: 21/10/2020
ARC: 27/11
Offer: 30/12
Vetting Started: 3/1/2021
Vetting Passed: 10/2/2021
Start Date: 4/05/2021
POELT Start: 17/05/2021

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I’m thinking I’ve order to small I’m a 14 normally I got a 16 hope they fit lol xxx