Rate My Police Uniform: The new S.B. motorcycle cop pants

lack command presence 8% 10 votes
exert Euro cop appeal 38% 48 votes
look like snowboarding pants 53% 67 votes
125 total votes


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webadmin (webadmin)
July 5, 2012 at 7:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sanchez should spend his time on more important things, like crime and weeding out dishonest and incompetent officers.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
July 5, 2012 at 4:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree, JohnLocke, this is a ridiculous waste of time and energy. If Sanchez wants to be chief of the local fashion police, let him resign his current post and we will look for a replacement who cares more about public safety than about the tailoring of his britches.

blackpoodles (anonymous profile)
July 5, 2012 at 9:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A little less "command presence" would be a good thing.

The POA should find another excuse to open up negotiations with the city administration, as the fight about uniform pants here is making them look even sillier than usual lately.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
July 8, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Motorcycle Police Officers have been around since 1911 and with that so has the standard Uniform style of Breeches or pants for uniformed Motocycle Officers; in conjunction with the knee high Motocycle boots having a steel shank running from the heel to toe and a "skid-plate" in the heel for leveling assistance, the two have been a landmark appearance but in todays safety conscience society and for officer safety in it of itself, the uniform has been called into question.
Now a more armored breeches or pants have entered the scene and with a lower injury rate than the fabric only pants of long ago, this one is more protective and less formal.
I have viewed several of these on multiple Uniform sites but not to the point of discerning whether or not these Pants can be "Bloused" as in a Military style to wear with say Combat or Parade boots. This would (in my opinion) lend to the old style of breeches and yet allow the safety factor to remain, time will tell however if this issue will pass into history or be adopted by the department.

dou4now (anonymous profile)
July 9, 2012 at 7:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow. Who cares? I don't. Whatever pants they want. Nice to see so much time wasted on this instead of fighting crime and improving the police force.

prjaco (anonymous profile)
August 9, 2012 at 10:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The point is safety, not appearance. I don't know why the cost POA quotes is 3-4X as much as kevlar pants advertised by most police equipment suppliers.

14noscams (anonymous profile)
August 13, 2012 at 10:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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