View Full Version : Do bobbies wear name tags?

01-13-2010, 02:02 AM
Just wondering whether your average English police constable will have a name tag, like the cops do over here. If so, what exactly will it say? (I.e., just last name, or a number, or first initial, or...)


01-13-2010, 02:36 AM
My brother is a PC in the UK. I’ll shoot him an email, bearing in mind the time difference I’ll let you know.

From memory, he has his number on his shoulder epaulet of his uniform. And his number is on other things - reflective jacket, hat, even his polo shirt. I really can’t remember if his actual name is anywhere. I’ll be back.

01-13-2010, 03:18 AM
Numbers only, no name badges AFAIK.

Mr Flibble
01-13-2010, 03:59 AM
IIRC initials and a number on their shoulder ( that was a while ago though)

So I might have JK357

01-13-2010, 04:28 AM
It does depend on the force (each county does have different rules) but my brother say's, no name badge's - just warrant number. His is in the format of PCXXXX - where X denotes a number.
I will PM you the full reply.

01-13-2010, 01:08 PM
Police don't have name tags in the UK. The numbers on their shoulders do identify them but AFAIK they're different schemes for different forces. UK Police are broken up into independent but co-operating regions AKA forces.

http://www.met.police.uk/ is the force I'm most familar with as a Londoner.

Also found this site on first search: http://www.police-information.co.uk/ - doesn't look offical though but hard to tell.

01-13-2010, 03:07 PM
You wouldn't call them bobbies anymore, either. At least, not round my way.