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  • Turbans banned from some police operations

    by Sunny
    23rd April, 2010 at 2:43 pm    

    Not the biggest news around, but here you go (via Sarah):

    Sikh police officers who wear turbans cannot join firearms teams, following a ruling from the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo).
    Officers can choose instead to wear a smaller head covering known as a patka, which will fit under a helmet.

    The Acpo guidance follows consultations with the Home Office and a range of police associations representing Sikhs.

    Sounds sensible to me frankly, can anyone see the problem with this?

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    1. Kismet Hardy — on 23rd April, 2010 at 2:53 pm  

      sikh police should be utilized by turning long hair into rastafarian locks and blacking up to spy on activities at the notting hill carnival

    2. sofia — on 23rd April, 2010 at 4:31 pm  

      Is a patka an alternative to a turban?

    3. Mike — on 23rd April, 2010 at 7:22 pm  

      REALLY!! Tis is a non-story!

    4. Melissa — on 27th April, 2010 at 9:30 am  

      Can they use Trotter’s Crash Turbans?

    5. Mangles — on 29th April, 2010 at 12:56 pm  

      Actually Sunny I can see quite a few problems with this and it is a COP out, lol!

      This policy is impractical.

      ‘The British Sikh Police Association asked for a clarification from Acpo following the award, and proposed a “ballistic turban” that would provide head protection.

      Acpo opted against the ballistic turban approach but said the idea was worth “future exploration” ‘

      That is a lie. There is no evidence to suggest that the employers who have not spent any money researching suitable protection for dastar wearing Sikh officers are now going to invest any money into research and development aimed to provide an equal standard of protection to these members of their staff.

      Rab rakha!

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