Manx police consider making changes to their uniforms

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Have your say

The public is being invited to have a say on possible changes to police uniform.

A consultation is taking place as the Isle of Man Constabulary celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Andrew Ronan from Isle of Man College and police community volunteers will be at various locations across the island between today (Monday) and May 24 surveying members of the public with a two-minute questionnaire.

Head of professional standards Inspector Stuart Gardner said: ‘When I joined the police in 1989 we routinely patrolled in tunics which looked very smart but were not always practical. Police uniform has evolved significantly since then and striking a balance between our public image and practicality for patrolling officers is not always easy.

‘Major changes to UK force uniforms has had a big impact on the availability and cost of some uniform items.

‘I would encourage as many people as possible to give their views. Andrew’s survey is independent and only collated information will be passed to us.

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