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At first we had a choice of white or blue. Then white became mandatory. I preferred blue.
 
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I don’t think the brass has to worry about tactics at night. Or in the daytime either. Any fighting to be done, they are gonna be in the rear with the gear. They set up the CP outside the outer perimeter and run the show from there.
During the various riots last year I saw a fair number of 'white shirts' out at night. Sometimes right behind the guys that were geared up. They just weren't thinking tactically.
 

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When is the last time you observed a white shirt rolling around in the mud, the blood and
the beer? That is why bosses can wear white shirts.
 

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Only some do it I don’t have a white shirt yet I am in a position where I can wear one.Think it sends the wrong message to the troops I’m no better than they are I need to be able to do every grant job they do.I know where it comes from and comes from the separation of officers and enlisted because we are para military


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Only some do it I don’t have a white shirt yet I am in a position where I can wear one.Think it sends the wrong message to the troops I’m no better than they are I need to be able to do every grant job they do.I know where it comes from and comes from the separation of officers and enlisted because we are para military


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That's the way I've always looked at it and some of the best supervisors I've had treated it that way. They said they were patrol (or police officers) first just with added duties. They always made sure that their number one thing was being out working the streets with their troops and then doing their supervisor functions when needed.

I tried to do the same as a Sgt.
 

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Same reason places of work that require helmets worn, bosses helmets are white, means they are the special ones.
 

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In the same vein. Hardhats.

White – Managers, engineers, foremen or supervisors

Brown – Welders and workers for high heat applications

Green – Safety inspector, but occasionally used for new workers

Yellow – General laborers and earth-moving operators

Blue – Carpenters, technical advisers, and temp workers

Orange – Road crews, new employees, or visitors.
 
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Depends on the agency. At my agency only the motor guys wear white shirts when doing special assignments, parades, escorts etc.......

Blues for everyone else.

Our admin (Captain and above) wore white shirts and Class A blazers for our composite photo one year but that’s the only time I ever saw it. Haven’t seen it since.
 

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Must be an East Coast thing for sure.... we certainly don’t wear distinctive white shirts here. I’m so glad we don’t.
 

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Just a random question. I saw a police supervisor wearing a white shirt the other day and that got me thinking: when and why did the custom of higher ranking LEOs wearing white shirts start?



Does anyone know why LE command staff wear white shirts, instead of the same color the rank-and-file officers wear?


Just wondering.
Because they can and it makes the Mayor feel better.
Executive level I guess but what gets me are the 12345 star Chiefs dressed out like Generals. Puleeeze!
Everyone wants to feel like top brass.. Simple.
 

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See the "recommended reading" below this post:::::???

What a bunch of crap that needs to stay in the HISTORY CHANNEL

I don't particularly like a forum to choose what they recommend what I want to read.
 

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In the same vein. Hardhats.

White – Managers, engineers, foremen or supervisors

Brown – Welders and workers for high heat applications

Green – Safety inspector, but occasionally used for new workers

Yellow – General laborers and earth-moving operators

Blue – Carpenters, technical advisers, and temp workers

Orange – Road crews, new employees, or visitors.


Wow that is fascinating, I never knew that hardhats were color-coded.


What does a red hardhat signify? Also, what about gray? Sometimes I see people with red or gray hardhats.
 
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