GUN England bans sunglasses for cops

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Police banned from wearing reflective sunglasses
    Police have been banned from wearing mirrored sunglasses as part of an attempt to tidy up their uniform.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2682114/Police-banned-from-wearing-reflective-sunglasses.html

    By Chris Irvine
    Last Updated: 3:47PM BST 04 Sep 2008

    Officers in Essex have been told to stop wearing the Miami Vice-style reflective sunglasses and stick to regular pairs.

    Even when they are wearing the regular glasses, they must make sure they remove them when talking to members of the public so they can make eye contact.

    The force has outlawed scruffy PCs, warning they should dress smartly and maintain high standards of personal hygiene to help improve the image of officers in the department.

    It is a far cry from TV shows like CSI: Miami where David's Caruso's cool character Horatio Caine is constantly pictured in his trademark shades, while Gene Hunt from Life On Mars would probably take exception to the smart dress rule.

    Staff have been mindful that certain hairstyles may cause offence and may send out the wrong message.

    Hair colourings and tints have been banned, while accessories and jewellery should be kept to a minimum as well as discreet due to health and safety - they may cause injury in "conflict management situations".

    Male officers have been told not to wear earrings, while anyone with offensive tattoos must cover them up at all times.

    Spokeswoman for Essex Police Donna Veasey said: "New recruits are educated as to how their uniform should be worn and about their manner and conduct.

    "A force policy is in place which sets out the guidelines. All personnel must project high standards of personal appearance and hygiene - a smart professional image."

    The Essex police guidelines follow a behavioural clampdown by Norfolk Police, where officers have been banned from sporting designer stubble and using their mobile phones in public.
     
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    Now I know why they call in management. Cause all they can do is ask the perp if they would kindly stop raping someone, cause they sure as hell aint going to beat his ass.
     
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    They need to ban cops...that will solve all the problems. And if there aren't any cops to fight crime, crime should go away, right?
     
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    Ok, so what is the difference between a "miami vice" style of sunglasses and a normal one?
     
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    I don't have an issue with dress & appearance code for cops. We have it in the military. :dunno:
     
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    jesus christ :rofl:

    fuck england
     
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    San Diego PD has some of these public relations knuckleheads too. For example they cannot use a 30 round mags as their initial mag in their AR's. They have to use a 20 round mag as their initial mag and they can reload to a 30 round mag. I was like what the fuck is that for.

    Well the public relations knuckleheads feel a 30 round mag looks too aggressive. I kind of thought that was the point. Intimidate the bad guys? If that doesn't work, shoot the bad guys. Shows you how much I know.
     
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    what would they do if you replaced your 20 rounder with a beta-c?
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me if SOP was to first fire off 20 warning shots. :mamoru:
     
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    england is so gay
     
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    "conflict management situations." :rofl:
     

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