Sussex Police have today released a picture of its officers new uniform – which it says will probably hit the streets after April.
Featuring a zip-up black top in place of the formal white shirt and tie, and combat-style trousers, the force says it is cheaper, more durable, and popular with the 2,600 officers and staff who’ll be wearing it.
And as if to prove how comfortable it is in action, eight officers will sport the new style uniform on March 21 when they take part in the Hastings Marathon, in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.
Assistant Chief Constable, Nick Wilkinson said: “Our aim was to obtain a practical uniform fit for modern day policing. Staff feedback has been extremely positive about the change.
“The new uniform will be despatched soon but will not be introduced until all operational staff and officers have received them. We envisage that the new style will ‘hit the streets’ after April.”