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New uniform and tactical vest.

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by , 07-30-2016 at 07:24 PM (6946 Views)
The Regional Director of the Western Region was at our detention facility on Friday. I missed the staff recall but supposedly we are getting new uniforms next year.
The shirts will be dark and were are switching to a tactical vest. (without the M.O.L.L.E. Attachment) Did the BOP set up another "National Uniform Committee"? Does anyone know if the uniform has been approved for next year or is it tentative?

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  1. Wentwest's Avatar
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    Any idea on badge or wether they'll use name tapes instead of direct embroidery ?
  2. FedEd's Avatar
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    Yes they have established a new uniform committee. It was formed some time last year. From what I have heard... The uniform was created and will be modeled for a wardens conference this month. Our new uniforms "tentatively if no objections" will be a charcoal gray BDU style pants with a charcoal gray uniform shirt. The shirt will now display our starburst embroidered badge on the left chest instead of printed BOP. White shirts will still be worn by Lieutenants. We will also be sporting an outer vest cover. I'm not sure if it will be tactical style or just a dress style I'm guessing it will look more dress style like street cops if you have seen them. I will update when I know more.
  3. Wentwest's Avatar
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    Thanks for the quick update. Gray might be good, it sort of is a traditional corrections color. I just hope it allows for 5.11, Proper, or LA Police gear BDUs instead of the junk they typically want us to buy.
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    UPDATE: I found out more, and actually saw the uniform in person. The new uniform is exactly what I said except I saw no outer vest cover. However due to the specific special dark gray that was selected we will be forced to wear the official uniform pants only no more 5.11's. The color is kind of hard to explain... It's like a very dark heather gray. Both shirt and pant are matching color. The shirt does have the starburst on the left chest (silver for officers, gold for LT on white shirt.) name embroidered on right. The left shoulder has a new styled patch looking embroidered square emblem saying USDOJ and BOP spelled out with the eagle and shield in the middle. the right side still has American flag. The pants are more of a dress slack looking pant more than anything with a permanent creases. There is a cargo version but they are the same pants with pockets sewn on the sides. It will be an interesting change. From what I hear they are expecting to release it at the beginning of the year. So if I was you I wouldn't buy uniforms unless you have to.
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  5. Wentwest's Avatar
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    Thanks for the update! I am still hopeful for the outer carrier! Maybe after they come out 5.11 or LA Police Gear will come out with a matching color!
  6. itlbtu2's Avatar
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    Similar to "Storm Gray"?? Storm Grey
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