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    Is it just me or does any other officer...

    still edge dress their patent leather shoes and polish the hell out of their boots...or is it just my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder kicking in again?




    I have J&D court tomorrow and I'm going over my uniform and doing my shoes. My wife said I needed serious OCD help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    still edge dress their patent leather shoes and polish the hell out of their boots...or is it just my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder kicking in again?
    Patent leather shoes?

    Who the hell has those anymore?

    I have J&D court tomorrow and I'm going over my uniform and doing my shoes. My wife said I needed serious OCD help
    She's right.

    I just check for ketchup stains on my tie, and I'm good to go. Hell, it's just a bunch of fuckin attorneys anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    still edge dress their patent leather shoes and polish the hell out of their boots...or is it just my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder kicking in again?
    You suffer from a common, short-term disease...OCRD...also known as Obsessive Compulsive Rookie Disorder!!!! Don't worry, it goes away with experience!!!!

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    I wear patent leathers in for court. I think it projects a more professional appearance.

    I've seen some of the Deputies come into court with their shirts almost pulled out of their pants, mud caked dull boots and nylon web gear that is frayed and mud caked. My opinion is that looks sloppy as hell on the street but to wear that in court?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator
    You suffer from a common, short-term disease...OCRD...also known as Obsessive Compulsive Rookie Disorder!!!! Don't worry, it goes away with experience!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I wear patent leathers in for court. I think it projects a more professional appearance.
    It might, it might not.

    To me, patent leather projects an anal retentive adminstration. For those departments that don't require it, it broadcasts ROOKIE.

    A clean uniform, worn but well cared for leather and boots projects far more professionalism than a drill instructor spit shine and a stick-up-your-butt march into the courtroom.

    But that's just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.

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    Maybe I'm just "old school", but I firmly believe that you can have the cleanest uniform in town with creases you can cut yourself on, but if your shoes/boots don't reflect light, you're not "all you can be".

    Maybe it's a result of eight years in the Marine Corps, where we had to put a spit shine on boots that started out as a "rough out" type material (not smooth leather).

    Used to piss me off to watch a Lt. I had on motors years ago. His idea of polishing his MC boots was (I tell you true) spray 'em with Armor All, and wipe 'em down. One of the laziest SOB's I ever knew.

    Without shined/polished footwear you just do not have a professional appearance.

    That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

    Oops, gotta go. Have to polish my boots for work tomorrow.

    <EDIT> Might add that with almost twenty-two years active service, and another fifteen as a Reserve Deputy prior to that, I passed rookie status a loooong time ago. I STILL feel that a professional appearance is important. Apparently my Supervisors must think so too, since I always get high marks for appearance on my annual performance evaluations. (No brag - just fact.)
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    I don't have the stick up the butt march but I may practice that BWWWAAHHHHAAAAAA


    My dept. doesnt require shiny shoes anymore but I still wear them on court days.

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    I still polish my boots and dry clean my uniforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signal_W
    I still polish my boots and dry clean my uniforms.

    Yup, I do that too. Never wash - always dry clean.

    It does make a difference in appearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I don't have the stick up the butt march but I may practice that BWWWAAHHHHAAAAAA
    So you just have the stick up your butt then???
    Last edited by Terminator; 01-23-06 at 11:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator
    So you just have the stick up your butt then???
    <in my best lisp> thtop it you brute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt581
    To me, patent leather projects an anal retentive adminstration. For those departments that don't require it, it broadcasts ROOKIE.

    A clean uniform, worn but well cared for leather and boots projects far more professionalism than a drill instructor spit shine and a stick-up-your-butt march into the courtroom.
    I agree!

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    Im still wearing my boots as we speak from today and they are shinning..... oh wait im still in the academy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator
    You suffer from a common, short-term disease...OCRD...also known as Obsessive Compulsive Rookie Disorder!!!! Don't worry, it goes away with experience!!!!
    LMAO!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southwest47
    LMAO!!
    Yeah, you'll know it's gone when you stop spit-shining your duty belt and holster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt581
    Patent leather shoes?

    Who the hell has those anymore?
    Actually, we do - but only for the class A. Last time I wore that was when I graduated the Academy and was sworn in.

    We can wear a suit and tie to court..

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    Patent leather shoes here all the way. Dont like them but the sheriff does so i wear the hot, sweaty bastards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    still edge dress their patent leather shoes and polish the hell out of their boots...or is it just my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder kicking in again?




    I have J&D court tomorrow and I'm going over my uniform and doing my shoes. My wife said I needed serious OCD help
    My uniform is dry cleaned every few weeks, my shirts are always ironed and clean. My boots get waterproofed/polished every week roughly but sometimes they get a quick rub if they are perticularily dirty.

    Im a busy man, I dont have time to act like every tour is a parade!
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    Hey thanks Garda - I did think of you last night as I was lying in bed

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    regular duty, I wear my plain leather toed boots. Polished, does a good job.

    Class A's, I wear patent leather shoes.

    Uniforms are still dry cleaned.

 

 
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