New Dress Uniforms and Patches Revealed at BPD Graduation Last Week

Going back well over 20 years, the department and its members have tried to bring about a dress uniform for the sworn members. Last week’s graduation marks the first day these new uniforms and the new patch were showcased, as well as the first Boston Police Academy Class to ever wear a full dress uniform.

Approximately 3 years ago, when Former Commissioner Gross was the Superintendent and Chief, he had a meeting with a group of individuals comprised of the members of the 3 sworn unions. He directed them to find a dress coat suitable for the department, and the committee obtained samples from various manufacturers and vendors and submitted recommendations.