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    So I've been on quite a few rides so far. With all of them, I've worn black pants, dress shoes, and a nice dress shirt. Every officer, except for one, has laughed and commented on how well I've dressed and how riders usually don't dress up that much.

    Am I over dressing and making myself look like an idiot? Or do you, as officers, like your riders to be well dressed like I am? I just don't want to be "that guy," since I hope to work for one of these departments when I'm out of school.
    Last edited by Will_Smith; 05-03-2014, 02:03 AM.

  • #2
    You are dressed fine
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    • #3
      Being that guywho dresses well and wants to make a professional appearance??? Being that guy is a good thing.
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      • #4
        Usually there are policies that are clearly stated in the paperwork you are supposed to sign prior to going on a ride-a-long. These policies usually require a semi professional or professional appearance.

        The officers laughing at you are clearly showing you a place to not work at. There is no need for a suit and tie, but you are complete fine dressed the way you dress.
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        • #5
          A laugh and a comment means you made an impression. Better to get that comment over dressing well and being squared away than looking like a slob.

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          • #6
            Be that guy.... an ***** hat who wears a chive t-shirt and jeans insults the department.

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            • #7
              The way you are dressed is appropriate. A LEO should always present a professional appearance, and when you are doing a ride along you are, by extension, a part of that officers appearance. You should not be a detraction. I too would question joining any agency that would not want you to dress in such a manner.
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              • #8
                What's a "Rice Along?"

                When I had riders, I expected polo shirt and khakis. I gave riders a spare vest to wear on top of that.
                The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed.

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                • #9
                  A laugh and a comment means you made an impression.
                  This.

                  It bodes well in your application if other riders were less appropriately dressed.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jchughes05 View Post
                    What's a "Rice Along?"

                    When I had riders, I expected polo shirt and khakis. I gave riders a spare vest to wear on top of that.
                    I also show them the shotgun and ask if they are familiar with it's operation. If so, I make it clear that should the doo-doo hit the fan, it is there for a reason....
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                    • #11
                      Most of my riders were cops, so they were familiar with my shotgun anyway, plus they had their sidearms, some had their vests with them, but the ones that were just college kids had to wear a vest (policy) and were not told how to operate my weapons.
                      The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed.

                      I Am the Sheepdog.


                      "And maybe just remind the few, if ill of us they speak,
                      that we are all that stands between
                      the monsters and the weak." - Michael Marks


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                      • #12
                        I suggest this for a rice along:

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