The Liverpool police and the new uniforms

October 17, 1892
This morning the Liverpool police appeared for the first time on day duty in their new overcoats. They have been wearing them for a week or more on night duty. The new garment, which is loose and comfortable, has a deep collar to be turned up for protection during snowstorms or driving rain but the short strap at the back is disliked by the men, inasmuch as the rowdy element is sure to take advantage of it in cases of general disturbance. Lugging at the back strap a strong fellow could easily pull an officer to the ground.
(Liverpool Echo: October 17, 1892)

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