The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Joe For America
Our law enforcement officers have a tough job. Tough jobs require practical clothing. Since police officers deal with all types of people in all kinds of circumstances on the job, their uniforms have to be able to withstand all kinds of wear and tear and uncommon stains that occur under unusual circumstances throughout their shifts.
Do you remember when police officers used to wear white shirts? Well, I’m sure you can imagine white doesn’t hold up very well after a long day with robbers and criminals. The real reason officers wear dark really comes down to practicality.
As pointed out by Today I Found Out, there are a few reasons why police have predominantly chosen to wear blue uniforms.
The original reason police began wearing dark blue uniforms was actually quite simple. The first formally established police department in the U.S., the New York City Police Department in 1845, basedpost was originally published on this site