Policemen wearing wrong uniforms, dressed improperly, or are sporting moustaches will be left to wander outside camps.

National Police chief Dir. Gen. Nicanor Bartolome made the warning Friday as he reiterated an order telling policemen to wear proper uniforms at all times.

“An officer with a proper appearance dignifies the police profession and gains public trust and admiration,” Bartolome said in a statement.

Under the letter of instruction (LOI) “Tamang Bihis,” policemen manning the entrances of PNP camps are told to be alert in recognizing the authorized uniform of the day.

All PNP personnel found wearing unauthorized uniforms or are improperly wearing them shall be denied entry, Bartolome said.

“Tamang Bihis” also prohibits unauthorized wearing of insignias and accoutrements, unauthorized haircut, dirty shoes, dirty uniform, unshaved moustache, and other “minor infractions.”

Even those who are already inside police camps should not get away with being shabby as members of the Base Police were told to conduct regular inspections at all offices and units inside, according to Bartolome.

Those who are found violating “Tamang Bihis” inside and while entering camps will be included in “delinquency reports” and issued demerits, the PNP chief said. (John Roson)

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