PSNI Officers Begin Wearing New Uniform

PSNI officers have begun wearing a new uniform in communities across Northern Ireland from today, Monday 31 January.

Unveiled by Chief Constable Simon Byrne, the uniform features a new style of trouser and a bottle green top to replace the white shirt and tie.

The Chief Constable explained: "From today, you will see officers wearing a different style of uniform.

"The previous uniform has been in existence since the formation of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. It served our officers well, but it is right that we reviewed how effective it was 20 years on. Reviewing the uniform has been an important part of our commitment to ensuring our officers and staff are provided with a safe, comfortable and high quality uniform in order to allow them to do their job of serving our communities.

"The new uniform will be worn by officers up to the rank of Chief Superintendent.

"It is important that we equip our frontline officers with professional, modern workwear, which is fit for purpose. I am committed to ensuring that the uniform is practical and comfortable in support of our officers as they work to prevent, detect and target crime in our communities today.

"I believe the new uniform will help us to enhance the visible, accessible and responsive service we seek to provide to the community."

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