ASHBOURNE’S police officers will be sporting a whole new look this week, as part of a change of uniforms happening across the Derbyshire force.
Public-facing police officers, including Police Community Support Officers, started wearing their new outfits on Monday and their new design is said to be more practical.
Following a consultation held between all of Derbyshire Constabulary’s staff, new style shirts will be worn by all uniformed operational police officers and uniformed police staff. Police officers will wear black shirts and police staff will wear blue.
A small number of police officers will still wear white shirts and black ties because of the role they perform.
A spokesman for the force said: “As well as the improved practicality of the new shirts, the change brings Derbyshire Constabulary in line with other forces, including those in the East Midlands. The introduction of the shirts will give the force a cost saving of around £3,000 each year when compared with the current costs.”