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Police urging JCF members to observe dress code

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 8:52 AM
In this file photo members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force participate in a walkthrough exercise.

The police High Command has re-issued a warning to members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to dress appropriately on duty as doing otherwise is negatively impacting the force’s image.

The High Command issued the warning in the latest Force Orders.

Citing policy, the High Command reiterated that generally unprofessional dress and deportment of JCF members while on duty represents a breach of force directives.

The High Command says commanding officers are required to communicate to their members the importance of professional attire, deportment and conduct especially while on duty.

It adds that personnel wearing denim suits must have badges of rank and other insignia prominently displayed.

All other uniformed police personnel must wear working dress, which for rank and file personnel is the white striped shirts and seamed trousers or skirts or trousers for females.

Police personnel doing patrols and physically demanding duties may wear the working dress without what is known as the cummerbund.

The High Command says the practice of wearing ‘carry all’ paraphernalia over uniforms must cease immediately.

JCF members are also reminded that peak-caps and other unapproved head dresses are not to be worn.