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Londonderry PD uniforms

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by countymountie, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. countymountie

    countymountie MassCops Member

    So I was driving through the land of the free on a much meeded excursion out of the commonwealth the other day, and found myself in the town of Londonderry NH. Apparently their patrol uniform is tan 5.11 cargo khakis, black polos and black outer vests w/POLICE across the back, and I've got to say not only do they look comfortable but surprisingly sharp and still professional! It was a cool looking departure from the LAPD blue. Thoughts?
  2. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    I happen to like LAPD blue. Why do we have to "depart" from it?
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  3. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

  4. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    I live in the next town over, so I see LPD all the time driving on 102. At first I believe it was just the airport patrol that wore those, now everyone in patrol has them. It is damn comfortable... I wear 5.11's (I'm in and out of ambulances all day) and a black polo shirt (has our company logo) for work everyday.

    I have a feeling LPD is a great place to work. Someone told me they do a ton of firearms training. Great part of NH too.
  5. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    My guess was summer uniforms :D
  6. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!

    The standard military style police uniform in it self a level of force and authority. Meaning: "i'm here because someone fucked up and I may have to arrest or charge you or someone with a crime" I much rather look like an officer then a camp counselor (I don't plan of hugging your problem away) Also kids remember when you dawn your badge, it is never a "shield" a Shield is something you hide behind, a badge is representation of you as a COP.
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  7. felony

    felony MassCops Member

    Londonderry used to wear light blue shirt, dark blue pants. Unless it was a detective wearing a polo, a lot has changed since I passed through.
  8. FAPD

    FAPD MassCops Member

    About time you said something that made sense LOL!!!!!!!!!
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  9. smitty1369

    smitty1369 MassCops Member

    The MP's are starting to switch over to the outer vests and I must say they're much more comfortable and you don't have that uncomfortable sweat going on as much as you do with the regular vests. Only thing I don't like as much is the drop holster we wear with it, slows me down a ton and when you run with it you're constantly worried about your weapon.
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  10. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Tan pants are for Feds.
    I could barely keep my tan dickies pristine in the academy, never mind rolling around with obamas people every day.
    I'm sure it's comfortable but if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There are some traditions you just don't mess with and this is one of them. The only ones suggesting PD uniforms need to change are those who are either lib attorneys or broke.
    It's bad enough that they play their little games when stopped in an unmarked. Change the uniform and you give the uninformed more opportunity to disobey, escalate and complain.
  11. TacEntry

    TacEntry MassCops Member

    The 5.11s & polo is great- for a training uniform.

    The outer vest is a whole other topic. Out West and down south there are many Depts that have gone to these - with both the uniform shirt outer or Tac vest appearance.

    The sticklers for traditional appearance and liberal cligers to scary police appearance are the biggest opponents to this equipment.

    Many Police managers don't realize the benefits these have- primarily saving OUR BACKS. With the addition of Tasers along with other patrol equipment we carry our backs get wrecked. These vests serve to alleviate long term injury sustained over a career of weight on our hips.

    The vest can also be taken off easily for situations that warrant it (court, paperwork, water rescue, whatever).
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  12. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    Would love to have the option of vest carriers. Allot more comfortable and still keep the traditional look.

    Throw in a pair of suspenders and be happy :cool:
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  13. Mr Scribbles

    Mr Scribbles Mr

    As a "veteran" Officer with arthritis in my left hip (I'm left handed) I'm sure it's been caused by the wear and tear of about 30yrs carrying an extra 10-15 pounds around my waist-outside of my skin you haters(not 44 years of hockey, softball,football, etc;)). After the Marathon Bombing and its aftermath in Watertown, I picked up a tactical vest carrier, but would gladly swap it for the sleeker model issued to Sgts, DCU and YVSF cops that spread the load with pockets for your gear. It is a world wide Police standard, and as Tac noted (have I ever commented that I love your Frank Booth avatar) it is a ceritifed back and hip saver. Years back I bought a surplus pair of padded suspenders to hook on the gunbelt for long days(parades, marathons, etc) that work well but not the same. Just my pair of copper lincolns
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  14. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    I'll tell you this, from seeing them as frequently as I do.

    The only member from LPD I talked to said he likes them. I got stopped in my work vehicle, forgot to put my new reg sticker on.

    It's a decent look, but there's something to be said about the traditional uniform. Call me a purist.
  15. Mr Scribbles

    Mr Scribbles Mr

    A lot of the younger guys are sporting those, and they claim it's comfortable.
    There's a H&S request from the Union asking for a study involving a High Vis carrier, specifically for the bike unit but if it's a hit- may spread throughout patrol.
    As anyone with time on knows, the vests have come a long way both in comfort and capability, it's time to bring the carriers to the same level
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  16. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

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  17. felony

    felony MassCops Member

    Agreed, I am a die hard for tradition, as is my agency. I have to wear my hat to every call, I have to wear a tie during winter months, hell I even have to salute superior officers. Don't mess with the machine if it isn't broken. Tac vest, drop holsters, t-shirts, polo's can be for special assignments that require you to run and gun.
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  18. Crazy Otto

    Crazy Otto Working for the clampdown

    I like tradition just as much as anyone. It has its place. Times change, equipment options get better. We need to take advantage of better technology.
    Keep the traditions like saluting superior officers. Lose the "lets invade Poland" costumes.
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  19. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2015
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  20. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    It could always be worse.......................... :D

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  21. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Looks more like Steve from tech support than a police officer.
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  22. FTH

    FTH MassCops Member

    It's New England! Looking sophisticated is a must!
  23. Crazy Otto

    Crazy Otto Working for the clampdown

    Now THATS what I'm talking about.
  24. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    FTH, if you made this up, BRILLIANT. If you didn't make it up, I love that you found it.
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  25. FTH

    FTH MassCops Member

    I wish I could take the credit for making it :) I would add a can of all-organic tear gas blend to the belt :rolleyes:

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