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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1794, Sunday, August 15, 1830.

Alteration in the Uniform,
of the New Police.

For some time past very general murmurs have existed amongst the New Police against the inferior quality of their clothing, when compared with the exorbitant prices they are charged for their garments. Each man pays for his dress coat 1l. 7s. 6d. for his great coat 1l. 15s. for his trowsers 12s. 9d, for his hat 12s. and for his boots 12s. thus paying for the entire suite 4l. 19s. 3d. from which 2s. per week is deducted from their wages. The dissatisfaction of the men having reached the ears of the commissioners, they determined upon altering their dresses, and orders have been given to the contractors, in Pall Mall East, to supply them with new clothing, which will he ready about Christmas. The private men are to have cloth of a better quality, the serjeants are to wear the same description of costume as at present worn by the inspectors, the inspectors are to wear the same pattern the superintendents now possess, and the superintendents' clothes are to be decorated with the acorn and laurel leaf embroidered in silver on the collar, and the collar and cuffs are to be edged with narrow silver lace, all are to wear chin straps to their hats, a la militaire. The inscription upon the button is to be altered; instead of "Police Force," it is to be "Metropolitan Police." The total number of men now in the service amounts to 3,540, and about Christmas two more divisions are to be added.—Morning Chronicle.