How Policing Has Changed (2)

In the 1970s uniform police officers routinely wore tunics and male officers wore helmets, or flat caps if they were driving. Woe betide any officer found walking around the streets without a hat on! Whistles were worn on a chain looped into the top pocket of the tunic and a truncheon rested in a hidden pocket in the right leg of the trousers. CID officers wore suits (slightly flared trousers) and ‘sideboards’ were a common sight. How things have changed as police forces have tried to adapt to new challenges.

 


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