Wednesday, December 26, 2007, 12:31 PM

Donning, Doffing, and Dubious Logic

Our holiday gift is this offering from (where else?) California: By this "logic," uniformed officers who are slow dressers may get greater pay. Not only that - once dressed, the authority figures might then decide to stop by the local coffee shop, the dry cleaners, and even the grocery to spread some on-the-clock cheer. When the shift is over, surely an in-uniform visit to the local pub would further the purposes of the compensated time - "command presence" and a deterrent to personal injury. As long as the officer is in the public eye, the Department benefits, wouldn't you say? As you might imagine, there are other decisions which have reached a different view.

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