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Ohio State Highway Patrol flap involves short sleeves



Published: Fri, March 23, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio troopers are a bit hot under the collar in a dispute over who determines when they can switch from long-sleeved to short-sleeved uniforms.

The Columbus Dispatch reports record-high spring temperatures prompted the troopers union to request the change earlier than specified in their contract. Col. John Born, patrol superintendent, told the union Thursday that they could switch early, but only if management gets to make the call in future years.

Troopers opted to stick with long sleeves and ties.

The contract says short-sleeved, open-collar uniforms can be worn from April 15 to Nov. 1. It’s a change from three years ago, when management made the decision.

Union president Larry Phillips says the patrol is trying to revert to old ways. A patrol spokeswoman says Born is following the contract.


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1jfgiancola(143 comments)posted 2 years ago

Great, that's all we need! More hot under the collar troopers. Here come the tickets.....lol

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2NilesOhio(636 comments)posted 2 years ago

What is the big deal? I mean seriously! These men and women could get killed at their next traffic stop. What difference will it make whether they're wearing long or short sleeves?

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3Woody(451 comments)posted 2 years ago

No the tickets will stop. What trooper is going to want to get out of a cool air conditioned car, so they can write a ticket wearing sleeves and ties in the heat.

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4SBerger(2 comments)posted 2 years ago

Most adults are responsible enough to wear clothing proper for their position and circumstances...let the Troopers choose which shirt to wear, depending on their individual comfort level, as long as it it a "proper" uniform shirt!

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5Traveler(606 comments)posted 2 years ago

We are willing to trust them with state issued guns but not when to put on a jacket ?

Got to love government

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6jimmyd123(195 comments)posted 2 years ago

THIS IS NEWS?????? REALLY???? QUIT WHINING... YOU RIDE AROUND IN CARS WITH AIR ALL DAY.

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7cal1062(2 comments)posted 2 years ago

Gee, what would these people have done back before AC. When I was there we wore long sleeves and tie in a black car without AC. You were just glad to have a job and proud to wear the uniform.

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