Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Problem with our uniform looking like the police.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Those sweaters are worn by the military, so when the cops wear them, are they impersonating the Army?
    Some Kind of Commando Leader

    "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

    Comment


    • #17
      Our uniforms resemble cincinnati police almost exactly, but as of conincidence. We wear navy trousers and white shirts, just as they do. With black coats, sweaters, ties etc, just as they do (I hate the mixing of navy and black but apparently its a big deal). Since I work along the river, across from cincinnati, allot of people think we're CPD working overtime details, or on duty CPD when on the bridges.

      I read a study awhile back looking at colors and types of uniforms and white or light blue shirts are least confrontational and intimidating, compared to dark colors. It had interesting findings regarding colors, combinations, types such as bdu, bike, class a etc.. We are still pretty much on company standard but the client can change the uniforms around here.

      White shirts do suck. They get incrediably dirty after half a days work. I'd love to go to french blue/navy or black, light blue/navy.. Will never happen though.

      Comment


      • #18
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by dougo83
        Clients usually don't have that authority. We have to have our uniforms approved and registered with TXDPS...

        Some folks might be scared as hell to loose any client, especially one that paye well.....
        __________________


        The Board loves their fines here.lol
        http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/psb/docs/fineschedule.pdf

        Comment


        • #19
          Yep

          My instructors at SWP were adamant about being squared away and have probably the cleanest looking crew around. They also told us that everyone in the company hierarchy gets hit with those fines per guard. Guard, Supervisor, Op Manager, Director, and Owner all get to pay it.

          Comment


          • #20
            Originally posted by dougo83 View Post
            Smart companies are more likely to be scared of DPS and their massive fines/jail times for violations. Also, once an S/O knows the law, he won't violate it if he has a brain...
            I really think DPS Enjoys their job of issuing fines liberally to Security Officers and companies.

            Comment


            • #21
              Originally posted by Ewfr 'Gomulee View Post
              That's what I love about your country.
              If you claim to be a cop and you're not THEN you're committing a crime... over here it's ''look like a cop... spend the night in the cells.''

              When I was in School my School uniform sweater closely resembled a Police sweater
              Image shown below resembles my old sweater:


              here, also, resembles what police wear:


              I was actually arrested for Police impersonation by an over zealous newbie police officer.
              I guess he was new to the area... musta felt real stupid when the local Sergeant came and released me and apologised for his probationer's wrongful arrest.
              Were you arrested for wearing your guard uniform, did you sue the cop?

              Comment


              • #22
                IIRC he does court security, and whybthe hell did you resurrect this thread?
                Sergeant Phil Esterhaus: "Hey, let's be careful out there.."

                THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS WEBSITE/BLOG ARE MINE ALONE AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF MY EMPLOYER.

                Comment


                • #23
                  With all the recent shooting of police officers I worry about wearing my uniform to and from work. Ours looks exactly like the county sheriff aside from the shoulder patch which reads ****** Village. (name obscured for security reasons) Ive been mistaken for police more then once outside of work.

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    To and from work I always wore a plain jacket or sports jersey over my uniform. I don't know what your company's uniform policy is, but I would definitely wear a cap or a name tag that clearly says "Security" on it.

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      We were having this very discussion at work recently. The folks that I am most worried about right now are the unarmed police reserves, community service officers, police explorers, etc. Many of them have uniforms that are very similar to that of a licensed, sworn officer. We live in dangerous times right now.

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Jim1348 View Post
                        We were having this very discussion at work recently. The folks that I am most worried about right now are the unarmed police reserves, community service officers, police explorers, etc. Many of them have uniforms that are very similar to that of a licensed, sworn officer. We live in dangerous times right now.
                        For years security companies have intentionally issued uniforms that closely resemble the uniforms of police to project a stronger image. Now with the war on the police that is being waged these uniforms are going to make security guards targets for attack. With most sites I have worked being understaffed or staffed with a single guard this makes attacking them easy. It would not shock me to see an increase in security guard attacks. I would expect the media being quiet or to downplay the increase due to the race of the people doing the attacking. I get the feeling that things are going to get explosive real soon. I would expect something to happen before the election. Nothing I can define but as a gut feeling.
                        Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
                        Spiro Agnew

                        Why yes I am a glorified babysitter , I am here to politely ask you to follow the rules , if not daddy comes to spank you and put you in time out its your choice - Me

                        Luck is a red hair woman , if you ever dated one you know there remarkably dangerous , my personal preference is to be competent and let luck join the ride if she so chooses .- Clint Smith

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          There won't be any increase in attacks on security guards. They know who's who, and the difference between a guard and a police officer.

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            White is the worst. Polyester ring around the collar. I like something with pants that pass for something other than Security Guard before or after taking the shirt off. BDU or even blue jeans are fine with me. Navy or khaki Dockers are good. Navy slacks aren't too bad, especially if you are allowed to wear your own, no stripes, please.

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Squid View Post
                              White is the worst. Polyester ring around the collar. I like something with pants that pass for something other than Security Guard before or after taking the shirt off. BDU or even blue jeans are fine with me. Navy or khaki Dockers are good. Navy slacks aren't too bad, especially if you are allowed to wear your own, no stripes, please.
                              Here in Canada a majority of security companies issue white uniform shirts
                              .

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                Originally posted by fortsmithman View Post

                                Here in Canada a majority of security companies issue white uniform shirts
                                .
                                the few companies I worked at the white shirts were supervisors. We had grey and black (like our police). there Are A Few Companies Who Do All White shirts Though

                                Comment

                                Leaderboard

                                Collapse
                                Working...
                                X