18.00.050   ISSUED UNIFORM EQUIPMENT

 

The Personnel Services Unit Commander maintains a registry of authorized uniforms, accessories, and equipment issued to employees.  Issued items may depend on assignment.  Employees wishing to obtain a current list of authorized uniform items and equipment should consult this registry.

 

All uniformed officers will maintain their Department-issued uniform and equipment in good condition. Issued clothing will be kept neat and clean and in good repair at all times.

 

Utility Cap

 

Refer to the Uniforms and Equipment Registry for authorized utility caps.

 

The utility cap is only authorized for wear by:

 

v     Motorcycle, Bicycle and Park Patrol Officers while wearing the uniform authorized for that assignment

 

v     Recruit officers during training only

 

v     Officers assigned to Special Events, or during hot/inclement weather

 

v     Special Details such as the Bomb Squad, Hostage Negotiators, and Criminal Detectives while engaged in short-term duties exclusive to the detail assigned

 

Cold Weather Beanie

 

An optional beanie-style cap may be worn during inclement weather. These caps will be issued by the PSU Quartermaster as needed.

 

 

Uniform Jacket

 

Only issued jackets may be worn with the uniform and will be as described in the RFP.

 

Raid Jacket

 

A raid jacket, designed to identify the wearer as a police officer at the scene of an unusual event such as a narcotics search warrant or hostage incident, is authorized for officers in plainclothes assignments with the approval of a Section Commander.

 

The jacket will not be worn with the normal Department Uniform, or replace the Department uniform jacket.  The raid jacket will not be worn off duty.

 

Bicycle Patrol Patch

 

The nationally recognized "Bicycle Patrol" patch is authorized for wear by all certified bicycle riders assigned to Bicycle Patrol.

 

The patch will be worn on the right shoulder of the uniform shirt and jacket in lieu of the police department patch.

 

Gun Belt and Related Equipment

 

The Department-issued gun belt will be worn with the plastic buckle centered at the front of the body.  The gun belt will not be worn in such a manner as to slant down or "sag" towards the ground.

 

The baton carrier will be worn on the hip directly opposite the holster.

 

The O.C. Spray carriers may be worn anywhere on the belt but not in a location that it may hinder the drawing of the pistol.

 

Gun belt keepers are authorized and will be worn as necessary to maintain proper appearance.

 

The radio holder and handcuff case(s) may be worn anywhere on the belt but not in such a location that it may hinder the drawing of the pistol or displace any item listed above.

 

Mini-mag or similar appearing flashlight holders may be worn anywhere on the belt but not in such a location that it may hinder the drawing of the pistol or displace any item listed above. The carrier will conform in appearance with the other listed accessories.

 

Glove holders, pagers, cell phones and small knives may be worn on the belt but not in such a location that it may hinder the drawing of the pistol or displace any item listed above.

 

Any other equipment carried on the pistol belt must have the specific authorization of the Chief of Police.

 

Alternate Gun Belts

 

Officers assigned to the Investigations Section and other regular plain clothes details (such as SDU) will be equipped with a nylon duty belt to carry the duty pistol, handcuffs, ASP baton and pepper spray.

 

Gun belts, with equipment, are required when detectives engage in hazardous events such as high risk arrests and warrant service.

 

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Uniform Items

 

Employees will immediately report the loss, theft, or damage of any Department-issued uniform or equipment item.

 

Items lost, stolen, or damaged will be reported, in writing, to the employee's Section Commander for review.

 

Damage to Department-issued uniform equipment resulting from normal wear or service needs to be reported in writing. It will be the responsibility of the employee's supervisor to determine if the damage was the result of normal service.

 

Any claims for damage to clothing or other personal property belonging to the employee, caused by performance on duty, will be reported in writing immediately to the employee’s Section Commander via the chain of command.

 

Re-Issue of Uniform Items

 

Officers requesting a re-issue of uniform items must submit a "Uniform/Equipment Request" form to the Personnel Services Section. The officer's supervisor and commander will review all such requests and make a determination as to whether the item will be re-issued, repaired, or continued in service.

 

Change of Rank

 

Upon the change of rank of any commissioned officer, it will be the responsibility of the Personnel Services Unit to issue the appropriate equipment. Refer to the PSU Uniforms and Equipment Registry for a list of items issued upon promotion.

 

Upon the change of rank, termination, retirement or death of a Department employee, it will be the responsibility of the Personnel Services Unit to re-issue or take possession of all Department-issued equipment, whichever the case may be.