Welsh police force in move to erase gender barriers

“Male and female police officers could soon wear the same uniform in a bid to break down gender barriers.

Making all cells gender neutral is also part of changes being considered by Dyfed-Powys Police.

The force hopes removing gender-specific uniform requirements – such as different hats – will improve relations with the transgender community.

Assistant Chief Constable Liane James said at times procedures had “adversely impacted” trans people.

Some officers said during an engagement exercise traditional differences in male and female uniforms – with men wearing ties and helmets while women wear hats and cravats – were not “practical”.

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