Bullet-resistant vests will go under work shirts

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Pittsburgh police officers who choose to wear bullet-resistant vests will have to wear them underneath their work shirts rather than outside them beginning in September.

Officers learned of the change this week, after they received an email from bureau administration.

Pittsburgh public safety director Stephen Bucar called for the change as part of his review with the acting chief of the officers’ uniform policy, public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. The public safety director and acting police chief continue to review all departmental policies and more changes could be in the works, Ms. Toler said.

Earlier this summer, Mr. Bucar told officers that he intended to ban baseball hats and instead require officers to wear more formal hats while they work.

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