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How many campus departments authorize or mandate the wearing of service stripes/hash marks for years of service, and how many years of service per stripe/hash mark, and on what uniform apparel are they worn??????
 

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I thought it was universal, 4 years per hash mark?
 

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I thought is was one per three years of service like the army. That did give me a good idea to bring up for our department dress uniforms.
 

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SERVICE STRIPES:

Service stripes (called hash marks) indicate length of service. One stripe is worn on the left sleeve of jumpers for each full 4 years of active or Reserve service in any of the armed forces, or any combination thereof, such as 2 years in the Army and 2 years in the Navy. Scarlet hash marks and rating badges are worn on blue uniforms; blue hash marks on white uniforms.

http://www.tpub.com/content/advancement/12018/css/12018_336.htm
 

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the Hash strips that I have seen on PO's have always stood for 5 years each?? You may want tro double check with the surrounding PD's to see if they use them and what they stand for. Last thing you want to have your adjacent dept's have marks that mean one thing and yours mean another. Would make your dept look goofy.

Just my opinion.

Rememeber in this field you never want to bring your work home.
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APD is 4 years per hash mark
 

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My last dept (Mass), it was 1 mark for 3 years of service, my current dept (Fla) has 1 mark for every 2 years of service.
 

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Your old friend Sgt. WPK claims 1 hash for every 4 years of service / and worn on the left sleeve of winter uniform and cruiser jacket.

Why do most of the old time cops wear their name tags just over the pocket on the bottom right side of their jackets ?
 

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Presently, only our Honor Guard uses the hash marks. They are not used on the standard long sleeve winter uniforms. Presently, we are using one hash mark per two years. However, as we are not personally fit for uniforms (when you get on, you hit the closet, and find a jacket that fits you) some of the hash marks are a bit innacurate. I'd actually like to see us use the millitary four year standard, and have everyone get on line with the correct amount, but I might be asking too much :wink:
 

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When I worked at BSC it was one hash mark for every three years of service. Unless of course you are the DC then you get to wear one for every six months of service. Makes that sleeve look like a TRUE seasoned veteran!
 

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Mitpo62 said:
When I worked at BSC it was one hash mark for every three years of service. Unless of course you are the DC then you get to wear one for every six months of service. Makes that sleeve look like a TRUE seasoned veteran!
Don't forget he gets hash marks in his skivvies too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BSC DC applying for a chief's position at Massasoit? Say it isn't so!
I know he would, if he could, and he might have, but that was last year, so if he did, he didn't. (get it) I do believe He puts his resume in for EVERY chief position within about 100 miles or so, as they come up. Remember town of Harvard?
 

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Mitpo62 said:
BSC DC applying for a chief's position at Massasoit? Say it isn't so!
I know he would, if he could, and he might have, but that was last year, so if he did, he didn't. (get it) I do believe He puts his resume in for EVERY chief position within about 100 miles or so, as they come up. Remember town of Harvard?
He put in for the Chief's Job in Harvard? :shock: :roll: Someone needs to slow him down..
 

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Maybe it's just cause I don't know this guy and don't have whatever bias some others have against him but I can't help noticing one huge double standard going on here. Some people here who shotgun out applications to every agency that posts an opening probably shouldn't bash someone else doing the same thing. Anyway does anybody have anything new to add in regards to the service stripes issue if not maybe someone will start an "Earwax Eric (or whatever the hell you want to call him)" forum.
 

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Maybe it's just cause I don't know this guy and don't have whatever bias some others have against him but I can't help noticing one huge double standard going on here. Some people here who shotgun out applications to every agency that posts an opening probably shouldn't bash someone else doing the same thing. Anyway does anybody have anything new to add in regards to the service stripes issue if not maybe someone will start an "Earwax Eric (or whatever the hell you want to call him)" forum.
Jared,

You know I love you, even more than Carl. Based on that, and in conjunction with the above posting, I'm nominating you for MASSCOPS Chaplain!
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