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skirt are made from the same material as the service uniform jacket, and come also in deep blue. They are comfortable to wear in high temperatures. OVERCOAT New overcoat is made from thick cotton/polyester twill weave fabric featuring Teflon coating. We've applied Teflon coating to protect our officers during outdoor events in adverse weather conditions – for at least some time. So that their uniforms don't get soaked – says Błesznowski. The overcoat comes with a double belt on the back, which makes it more suitable for different types of silhouettes; it's enough to move the buttons if necessary. The currently used ones don't have this feature. Men and women will get to wear different overcoats in terms of the cut and the design. So far, there has been only one model, buttoned on one side only. There has been no version for women – says Błesznowski. – Now we want to do our policewomen a favor. The overcoats are similar in length. They can be worn all-year-round thanks to the zippered lining. The fabric contains premium wool with additions guaranteeing high weather resistance. It will be important for e.g. the honor guards in adverse weather conditions. There is also an option to 'adapt' the coat to the wearer's silhouette thanks to the design of theo back. THE 2019 LOOK The above uniforms are still prototypes now being tested by the Police Honor Guard and the Band of the Polish Police. We're waiting for the feedback from our officers and for any potential legislative changes – says Błesznowski. All fabrics were produced in Poland by Polish companies. The final decision on the introduction of the new uniform has not been made yet. If it is made, the process of replacing the dark gray uniforms with the navy blue ones will take few years. The coats for men and women are buttoned on different sides, but the overall designs of both are similar to each other. Another thing to decide on is the selection of the type and the appearance of insignia in the upper part of lapels. The earliest prototypes featured metal "police stars" and branch insignia. Since the star is not very recognizable and since the Police authorities wished to have something alluding more to the pre-war era, it was decided to recreate the "palmette" of the Polish State Police, to be featured on the flap adapted to the cut of lapels, with different designs for non-commissioned officers and offices. In the case of officers holding the ranks of a Chief Inspector and Inspector General of Police, the current insignia has been retained, depicting an eagle embroidered directly on the lapels. Another reference to the said pre-war tradition is the feature of stripes on the sleeves to represent the rank in the hierarchy. Lower ranks will have blue stripes, higherer ranks– silver stripes. Highest ranking officers will have their insignia in the form of silver braid. TROUSERS AND SKIRT Analyzing the design and appearance of the model of trousers currently in use, the idea was to upgrade and the legs are now a bit narrower. Taking the suggestions of the History and Tradition of the Police Bureau and the feedback from the Police Honor Guard into account, the new model features dark blue trims along the seam for lower ranks and side stripes in the same color for higher ranks. The solution is another detail making the Police uniform unique. The skirt has become more up-to-date, with its cut below the knee line. It features a hidden zipper. The trousers and the UNIFORMS

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