Badges of rank
Our officers wear badges on the shoulders of their uniform that
denote their rank.
How can I tell an officer's rank?
The easiest way to tell an officer's rank is
by the badge on their shoulder. For example, a PCSO will have
'Community Support Officer' written on a dark blue uniform, whereas
a PC will have a black uniform with their police number on their
Why do some officers have numbers on their shoulders?
Every officer has a unique identification
number (often called a police number or collar number). Officers
out on regular patrols, such as PCSOs and PCs, have their numbers
on display so they can be clearly identified.