Montreal police to get new uniforms
Published Monday, February 4, 2013 4:45PM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 4, 2013 9:06PM EST
Montreal police officers are getting new uniforms.
Starting March 5, the baby blue shirts will be traded in for a darker, navy blue look. Shirts will now match the pants, and are a pretty close match to the vests police officers wear over their shirts.
The new uniforms will also match other municipal police outfits in cities across Canada.
The total cost of the transition will be about $20,000.
Though some have argued the new colour makes officers appear more aggressive and less approachable, police chief MArc Parent said that's not the case.
"They did a survey in New York in 2007 about that, and they said it's not the colour, it's the way you behave, and the way your attitude (is), the way you work with people," he said.
The SPVM has made a YouTube video promoting the change:
What do you think? Do you like them?
The Montreal police are getting new uniforms. (photo: SPVM)