Police clap on new caps

Showing off their new headwear at the Dunedin Central Police Station are Constables Richard Trow and Stephanie Lee.

Frontline police staff across the country have been given new caps to wear as part of their uniforms, providing an alternative to the traditional forage caps.

The forage cap has been the primary item of headgear since hard helmets were put aside in 1995.

The new cap will also replace the caps at present used by some specialist work groups, such as the maritime and police dog sections.

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