Police shirts to undergo a modern update

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Officers at Yorkshire’s largest police force are to trade in their white shirts for tops made from lightweight black fabric which are “more suitable for the day-to-day rigours of active duty”.

West Yorkshire Police is introducing the new black uniform for its rank and file officers after first trying them out on senior officers including chief constable Mark Gilmore.

It will replace the white shirts most officers currently wear while on duty and bring the force into line with others around the country.

Deputy Chief Constable Dee Collins of West Yorkshire Police, said: “Due to their dark colour the new shirts are more suitable for the day-to-day rigours of active duty than white shirts.

“They are also made of lightweight fabric making them practical and cooler to wear under body armour.”