I was in the local wawa and seen this armored car s/o. He had his blue uniform shirt, his black jean pants and his brown belt. His pants were down almost to were you could see his underbriefs, with his revolver holster unsecure and his side arm flopping in the wind. I cant forsee anyone or myself to represent a amored car employer looking the way he did. Do most Armor car carriers provide a full set of uniforms?
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Thread: Officer apearance
01-20-2006, 03:22 AM #1Senior Member
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01-20-2006, 06:38 AM #2
I have yet to come across any armored carriers in my immediate area, but down in the Portland Metro area I used to run into them all the time... All of them were wearing company-issued matching uniforms, but I too have seen this 'gangster-style' on a few of their guys... Always wondered if they realized how goofy they looked...
01-20-2006, 07:51 AM #3Senior Member
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Your Uniform Is A Weapon
From the first second a bad guy lays eyes on an officer, (s)he is sizing up that officer. The purpose of this evaluation might be as simple as "Can I scare this guy into letting me have my way" or "Can I kill this cop if I had to". Uniform appearance means everything.
Friend and Foe alike notice how we present ourselves. There has been more than few stories about a bad guy that decided not to take on an officer because his uniform was squared away.
01-20-2006, 08:52 AM #4Originally Posted by TennsixSecurity: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)
01-20-2006, 09:25 AM #5
I might add that we have had guys show up in sweats, wrinkled shirt, no tie, and an X-box play station. What an embarrassment! I had one guy show me is 40 caliber semi-automatic at an unarmed post. He wanted me to hold it to see how good it felt. I told him the last thing I needed is for my prints to be on his gun and to put it away before someone gets hurt.Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)
01-20-2006, 10:54 AM #6Originally Posted by hemi444My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.
-If you try to shoot the messenger, this one shoots back
-It's just a job kid, deal with it
-The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other
01-20-2006, 11:35 AM #7Senior Member
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Supervision, supervision and supervision. While conducting a survey I had the misfortune of meeting two men such as has been described. Then wonder of wonders, in walked their supervisor. He looked like he had been ridden hard and put away wet.
After a brief interview, conversation with a purpose, we parted company. I subitted my findings.
I can say with all honesty, why more of these machine fillers have not been robbed is a mystery to me.
They are part of the security community and therefore their presence make all of us in this profession look bad.
Enjoy the day,
01-20-2006, 02:15 PM #8Originally Posted by Tennsix"We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."
01-20-2006, 03:07 PM #9
Appearance does not just extend to the uniform. It is important to have good posture and to project yourself.
If you are seen as being neat, proper, and fit. Then you are conveying that you are in control. Bascially, if someone can handle there posture, uniform and overall appearance, then they are set to take care of other matters too.
01-20-2006, 03:22 PM #10Originally Posted by The_MayorSecurity: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)