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1 The Indiana Department of Correction presents New Employee Orientation 1

2 Designation of Uniformed Staff Custody, Physical Plant, and PEN Products Operational Staff at all facilities, with the exception of Level 1 facilities, shall wear the Department uniform. The Class A uniform shall be considered the standard custody uniform for most custody posts, unless otherwise authorized in Policy

3 The information in this module was developed according to Policy Legal References IC (a)(1) IC (a)(8) Related Policy/Procedures Other References: Executive Directive #12-24 Dress Standards for Uniformed Staff 3

4 The Commissioner, or designee, shall designate the staff in Department facilities that shall be required to wear the Department uniform and the type of uniform to be worn. The purpose of staff wearing a uniform is to promote discipline, order, self-respect, confidence, efficiency, and morale among staff working in a facility. The uniform is to be worn to project a dignified image in order to foster confidence and respect by the public and offenders. The Department shall develop procedures for the issuing of uniforms to all staff designated to wear these uniforms. Additionally, these procedures shall provide for the replacement of uniforms and uniform parts when they are no longer serviceable or do not permit the staff person to present a neat, clean and professional image. 4

5 Performance Objectives At the conclusion of this module, potential employees will be able to identify which staff have been designated by the Commissioner or designee to be issued Department uniforms. Upon completion of this module, potential employees will be able to identify uniforms issued to Department staff. Upon completion of this module, potential employees will be able to demonstrate proper protocol for the wearing of Department issued uniforms/badges/ insignias and equipment. 5

6 Authority The Facility Head or designee shall have the authority to enforce the uniform dress code established by Policy Specifications All uniforms and uniform parts shall be in accordance with specifications established for the Department uniforms and approved by the Deputy Commissioner/ Operations. 6

7 Types of Uniforms Class B Uniform: The style of uniform worn by the Emergency Squads, K-9 and Special Emergency Response Teams (SERT) and Cadre. Class C Uniform: The style of uniform worn by the Physical Plant and PEN Products Operational Staff and shall be grey in color. Class D Uniform: Worn for an Honor Guard assignment. Class E Uniform: The style of uniform worn by boot camp Operations. Special Issue Uniform Parts: Uniform Parts that are issued for shift duties that require special clothing or footware. Class A Uniform: The Class A uniform shall be considered the standard custody uniform for all posts, unless otherwise authorized in Policy

8 Class A Uniform Issue 8 ItemsNew Issue Cap, Utility, IDOC Emblem (Optional) 1 Cap, Stocking, IDOC Emblem (Optional) 1 Shirt, Dark Navy Blue, Uniform Short Sleeve w/Emblem or Uniform, Dark Navy Blue, S/S Polo w/Emblem, Adult Facilities (Supervisors – Grey Polo) 3 Shirt, Uniform Dark Navy Blue, L/S Polo w/Emblem, Juvenile Facilities 3 Shirt, Uniform Dark Navy Blue, L/S Polo w/Emblem, Adult Facilities (Supervisors – Grey Polo) 2 Sweater, Military, Navy Blue (Optional) N/A

9 9 Class A Uniform Issue American Flag Pin N/A Name Plate (silver) Adult Facilities 1 Multi-Seasonal Jacket w/Emblems 1 Pants, Uniform, Tactical, Navy Blue 3 Belt, Web, Trouser, Velcro Closure, Black 1 Belt, Web, Overlay, Duty, Black 1 Keepers, Belt, Web, Duty, Black 4 Holder, Key, Web, Flap Guard, Snap Ring 1 Holder, Web, Medical Soft Pack, Black 1 Holder, Cuff Case, Web, Black 1 Holder, Mace Case, Web, Black (Optional) 1 Holder, Radio, Web, Black 1 Boots, 6 Leather Black 1

10 10 Class B Uniform Issue ItemsE-Squad StaffSERT, Cadre, K-9 Staff Cap, ACU, Winter, Black OD 11 Cap, ACU, Summer, OD 11 Shirt, Fatigue, OD33 Patch, Conversion Kit w/two Emblems 11 Jacket, Fatigue w/Emblem, w/Liner OD 11 Pants, Fatigue OD33 Belt, Trousers, Web, BK 1 Belt, Overlay, Duty, Web Nylon 1

11 Class B Uniform Issue 11 Holder, Cuff Case1 Holder, Mace Case, Leather (Web Nylon) 1 Boots, 8 Black Tactical 11 Blouser, Boot22 Suspenders, (K-9 uniforms only) 1 Gloves, Leather & Nylon, Black 11 Jacket, Rain, Black 11 Pants, Rain, Black11

12 Class C Uniform Issue 12 ItemsNew Issue Cap, Utility, w/Emblem (Optional) 1 Cap, Stocking, w/Emblem (Optional) 1 Shirt, Short Sleeve w/Emblem, Grey or Uniform S/S Grey Polo w/Emblem 3 Uniform L/S Grey Polo w/Emblem 2 Name PlateN/A Jacket w/emblems, Black w/Emblem 1 Multi-Seasonal Jacket w/Emblems, Grey 1

13 13 Class C Uniform Issue Pants, Uniform Grey5 Belt, Web, Trouser, Black1 Belt, Web, Overlay, Duty1 Keepers, Belt, Duty4 Holder, Key, Flap Guard, Snap Ring 1 Holder, Medical Soft Pack1 Holder, Radio1 Boots, 6 Leather Black1

14 Staff assigned to work labor lines that incur environments that could require the wearing of Class D – 10 jump boots may request them in place of the 6 boot. The Old Style Class C uniform shall be utilized for the following assignments: 1.Offender Road Crew Supervisors 2.Firing Range Training Officers 3.Sanitation Supervisors (custody staff only) 4.Locksmith Officer 5.Armory Officer 6.Rear Entrance Officer 7.Tool Control Officer 8.Labor Lines 9.Segregation Unit Officers 10.Yard Officers (only those assigned to Grounds Maintenance, not security patrol) 11.RDC Transportation Officer transporting multiple offenders by bus at the discretion of the Facility Head 12.RDC offender receiving officers who are providing searches and showering 14

15 Class D Uniform Issue 15 ItemsNew Issue Cap, w/Cover, 8pt. Cloth, Navy Blue 1 Shirt, Uniform Long Sleeve w/Emblem, Fr. Blue 1 Shirt, Uniform Short Sleeve w/Emblem, Fr. Blue 1 Ties1 Tie Clip (males only)1 Ascot, White1 Name Plate1 Shoulder cord: parade white 1 Pants, Uniform Navy Blue w/Fr. Blue Stripe (unbloused, hemmed) 1

16 16 Class D Uniform Issue Belt, Web, Trouser, Velcro Closure, Black N/A Belt, Pistol, White, Leather military style 1 Laces, White, pair1 Boots, Jump 10 Leather Black 1 Blouser, Boot1 Gloves, Parade white1 Overcoat, Uniform, Navy Blue, w/Emblems 1 Blouse, Uniform, Navy Blue, w/Emblems 1

17 Class E Uniform Issue Boot Camp Operations 17 ItemsNew Issue Cap, BDU, Winter, Black1 Cap, BDU, Summer, Black1 Shirt, Fatigue, Olive Drab w/Emblem 3 Patch conversion kit, w/two Emblems 1 Pants, Fatigue, Olive Drab3 Belt, Trousers, Web, Black1 Belt, Overlay, Duty, Web Nylon, Black 1 Holder, Cuff Case, Web Nylon, Black 1 Holder, Mace Case, Web Nylon, Black 1

18 18 Class E Uniform Issue Boot Camp Operations Holder, Key, Web, Flap Guard, Snap Ring 1 Holder, Radio, Web, Black1 Holder, Web, Medical Soft Pack, Black 1 Keepers, Belt, Web, Duty, Black 1 Boots, 10 Leather, Black1 Blouser, Boot1

19 The Class E uniform shall be worn with a military style web pistol belt, key holder, handcuffs and case from a Class A uniform issue. Trouser legs shall be bloused. The Class E uniform shall be issued only as duty wear for K-9 handlers. The Class E uniform shall only be worn when performing K-9 duties. On days when the handler is not assigned a post with the K-9, The handler shall not wear the Class E uniform. 19

20 Special Issue Uniform Parts Each facility shall utilize a control point for shift issuance and return of the following uniform parts distributed to staff on an as needed basis: 1. Class A – Jump Suit – Utilized to replace any class uniform pants or shirt that has been rendered useless during a shift. 2. Class A – Coverall – Insulated Coveralls designed to protect staff from cold temperatures while performing outside yard work or related duties. 3. Class A – Raincoat – Black raincoat used to protect staff during rainy conditions. 20

21 On-Duty Use of the Uniform Only the authorized uniform, uniform parts, accessories and/or equipment issued and listed in administrative procedure or authorized in writing by the Commissioner or designee shall be worn. A neat and well groomed appearance is fundamental to a uniformed custody staff person. Well-groomed custody staff enhances pride, esprit de corps, self-confidence and morale. Uniformed staff shall be groomed in accordance with administrative procedures for Policy , Grooming Standards for Department of Correction Staff. The uniform shall be neat, clean, pressed, well-fitting and maintained in serviceable condition at all times. Authorized footwear shall be clean and shined/polished to a luster appropriate for the design of the footwear. 21

22 By all Custody, Physical Plant, and PEN Products Operational staff to whom issued while on duty, except as otherwise noted in these procedures: The wearing of short sleeve shirts and the Class B long sleeve shall require the wearing of a plain white t-shirt. The t-shirt shall be clean and free from worn or fraying material. In its entirety, as presented in these procedures and visible articles of civilian or unauthorized clothing shall not be worn when wearing a uniform. Only with insignias and awards authorized by the Commissioner or designee. Articles carried in the pockets shall not protrude from or bulge the pocket excessively. Worn with black socks or combination black/white socks with only the black portion of the socks visible. The Facility Head may exempt some staff from wearing the uniform when assigned to duties out of class. The Uniform shall be worn: 22

23 The facility Custody, Physical Plant and PEN Products Operational Supervisor shall ensure that the uniform is clean, worn properly and replaced when necessary. The Shift Supervisor or designee shall enforce the dress and grooming standards of staff: 1. Supervisor shall conduct a formal inspection daily. 2. Documentation of all formal inspections shall be kept on file for future reference and shall include the name of the inspecting supervisor and the date and time of the inspection. Short sleeve shirts shall not be altered to shorten sleeves from the manufacturers specified length. All shirts shall be fitted at the collar to be snug and be no more than ½ inch larger than the neck with the collar properly buttoned and to minimize exposure of the t-shirt. When wearing the 10 inch jump or 8 inch tactical boots trousers shall be properly bloused. If staff must wear white socks or hose for medical reasons, they shall wear the black socks over the white socks while in the Class A uniform. 23

24 Staff who make trips to or visit a hospital must wear hospital or Department I.D. cards affixed to their uniform or clothing. Shirts shall not be removed nor is staff allowed to wear only the T-shirt with the Class A or Class C uniforms. Caps and jackets may be removed when working an inside post. If the cap or jacket is removed, these articles must be placed in a secure area to prevent loss or damage. Staff shall be required to reimburse the Department for the careless loss or damage to the uniform. Exceptions To Authorized Uniform Utilization Alteration of Uniform and Uniform Parts: Uniforms shall not be altered, such as shortening the shirt sleeves or making the shirt a fitted shirt, except as provided in these administrative procedures. Any exceptions to the authorized uniform shall be approved by the Deputy Commissioner of Operations. 24

25 Exemptions From Wearing The Uniform: Exemptions from wearing the uniform may be for medical reasons and documented by a medical statement from the attending medical doctor detailing the specific reason the issued uniform cannot be worn be the staff person. The medical statement shall be submitted to the Supervisor for review and then forwarded to the Facility Head for approval/denial. If approved, the staff person shall be required to provide written monthly re-evaluation statement from the attending medical doctor (unless the statement is for a shorter period of time) indicating the continued need for uniform exemption. The re-evaluation statement shall be submitted to the Supervisor who shall forward it to the Facility Head for approval/denial. Authorization shall expire on the last day of each month. 25

26 Maternity Attire: Maternity uniform clothing shall be made available by the Uniform Distribution Center (UDC). When a female officer condition is to a point that the maternity uniform clothing is no longer appropriate, she may request to the Facility Head or designee to permit the wearing of other maternity clothing. In the event that the UDC can not supply maternity clothing, staff shall be encouraged to wear conservative maternity clothing and should be close in color and style to the regular uniform. Assignments during pregnancy should be appropriate for the staff persons condition with consideration given to the staff persons health and safety. 26

27 Exemptions From Wearing The Footwear: Only authorized, issued footwear shall be worn, exceptions to the issued footwear shall be documented by a medical statement from the attending medical doctor specializing in foot/bone medicine. The medical statement shall detail specific reason(s) the issued footwear cannot be worn by the staff person. The medical statement shall be submitted to the Shift Supervisor for review and then forwarded to the Facility Head for approval/denial. If the medical statement is approved, the special shoes must be leather, black plain-toed similar in appearance to the issued shoe. The cost of such special footwear shall be shared by the Department and the staff person. The Department shall only pay an equal amount to the cost of the regular issued footwear. Any additional cost shall be the responsibility of the staff person. The Departments financial responsibility for replacement of medically prescribed footwear shall be limited to the cost of one pair standard issued every six-months. 27

28 Exemptions From Wearing The Footwear (continued) The staff person shall be required to provide re-evaluation every ninety (90) days from the date the staff person was seen by the attending medical doctor unless the statement is for a shorter period of time. Documentation of the re-evaluation shall indicate the continued need to wear special footwear. The re-evaluation shall be submitted to the Supervisor who shall forward it to the Facility Head. If the staff person has not presented a re- evaluation before the ninety (90) days has lapsed the exception shall expire. If the reason for the exception is based on a permanent condition/disability, the staff person shall be required to provide the facility with a statement from the appropriate attending medical doctor. This statement must indicate the reason the exception is permanent in nature. The medical reason shall be presented to the Custody Supervisor in accordance with the above procedures. It shall not be necessary fro the staff person to provide additional statements every ninety (90) days. If the condition/disability improves to the point that the staff person could wear the regular issue footwear, it is the responsibility of the staff person to immediately notify the Supervisor. 28

29 Exemptions From Wearing The Socks: Staff required wearing non-black socks (i.e. medical white hosiery) due to medical reasons shall be allowed to wear the medical type hosiery nearest the foot with a black sock over the medical white hosiery. 29

30 Proper Wearing of Equipment: The position of approved equipment on the Web or Leather Duty Belt for Class A, B, and C uniforms shall be as follows: A.Radio and holder on left side over seam of trousers. B.Chemical agent streamer case just behind or one inch from the radio case. C.Key holder on right side over seam of trousers. D.Handcuff case placed over the right hip pocket (Class A and C), Handcuff case may be worn in the small of the back on Class B uniforms. E.Handgun holster on the strong side over seam of trousers. When located on right side, key holder shall be moved forward; when located on the left side, radio holder will be moved rearward. F.Speed loader case on right side, above front pocket (only when authorized by Custody Supervisor for trips). G.Black mini-mag type flashlight and plain black nylon or leather holder on right side behind key holder (not authorized for E-Squad) 30

31 H. Belt keepers shall be distributed evenly on the Sam Browne belt as follows: 1. On left side over left front pocket. 2. On left side over left hip pocket. 3. On right side over right front pocket just in front of pager (if pager is state issued). 4. On right side over right hip pocket. I. Shot shell pouch on the left side over the left front pocket, placed to the left of the front belt keeper (only when authorized by the Custody Supervisor for trips, escapes, searches, etc.) J. Pager holder shall be worn on the right side, over right front pocket of the belt keeper (only state issued pagers are authorized). K. Soft pack, personal protective safety equipment placed in the small of the back centered between the two belt keepers. Use or Possession of Alcoholic Beverages While Wearing the Uniform A Department uniform, either in full, or in part, shall not be worn while consuming, handling, purchasing, or otherwise possessing alcoholic beverage. The uniform shall not be worn in a package liquor store, bar, nightclub, or lounge. 31

32 Seasonal Wearing of the Uniform: Stocking or utility caps, if issued, shall be optional, but if worn must be state issued. Personally purchased items may be worn if appropriate and in compliance with Specifications listed below: 1. Gloves: Black or Navy Blue. 2. Neck scarves, black or navy blue and worn inside the jacket, except during extremely inclement weather when it may be pulled up around and over the face and neck, or not when wearing the winter jacket. 3. Navy blue is considered to be the color of the dark blue on the uniform shirt, uniform trousers or winter jacket collar. Only those items very close to those colors are approved for uniform wear. 4. Sleeves shall not be rolled up on any style jacket. 5. Boots and overshoe boots shall be made available to staff on an as needed basis, as determined by the Supervisor. 6. Jackets (with or without liners) may be worn as appropriate for weather conditions for Class A, B, C, or D uniforms. 7. Class B uniform sleeves shall be rolled up in 2 ½ folds, 1 turn above the elbow, but shall not expose any other shirt sleeve underneath. 32

33 Seasonal Wearing of the Uniform (continued) Class B shirt sleeves shall only be rolled up only: a. Between April 15 and October 15 as directed by the Custody Supervisor. b. When not involved in emergency situations as defined by Policy Emergency Response Operations. The Facility Head may authorize staff persons to remove the BDU shirt on Class B uniforms during training provided that the staff wear the shirt to and from the training, there is adequate security for the shirt and the staff person is not involved in an emergency situation as defined by Policy Emergency Response Operations. Wearing of Caps Standards for wearing caps include: A.Worn in a dignified manner, level on the head with the bill parallel to the ground. B.Worn with the DOC emblem directly centered above the forehead. C.Hair styles shall not interfere with the wearing and sizing of the headgear. Headgear shall fit the head not the hair style. D.Shall be removed when appearing in a court of law. 33

34 Department Uniform Patch The uniform patch shall be worn on both shoulders on all shirts, jackets, and coats. The patch shall be affixed one-half inch (½) from the top of the patch to the seam. Badges, Nameplates and Bar Awards Staff shall only be authorized to wear nameplates issued by UDC to ensure proper size and style. The metal nameplate shall be worn centered one-eighth (1/8) inch above the left breast pocket of the shirt or blouse. Awards presented or authorized by the Commissioner may be worn above the left breast pocket of the shirt or blouse or on pocket flaps as designated. Only the highest award in any category shall be worn on the uniform at any one time. A maximum of three (3) bar awards shall be worn above the uniform at any one time. A maximum of three (3) pins may be worn on the pocket flap at any one time. Certification/training must be kept current to wear pins or badges. Special duty insignias authorized by the Department and other approved insignia are: 34

35 1.CTI bar a. Authorized for staff that have successfully completed CTIs Preservice Academy. b. Gold for Sergeants and above. c. Silver for Correctional Officers. d. Worn centered and one-eighth (1/8) above left breast pocket 2.I.L.E.A. Bar (Indiana law Enforcement Academy a. Authorized for staff with completion of 160 or more hours of training at I.L.E.A. b. Gold for Sergeants and above. c. Silver for Correctional Officers. d. Worn centered and one-eighth (1/8) above the CTI Bar over the left breast pocket. 35

36 3. CPR and First Aid Pins a. Authorized for wear by staff currently certified in CPR or First Aid. b. The CPR pin shall be worn on the left pocket flap one-eighth (1/8) inch above the button and one (1) inch from the right side of the pocket. c. The First Aid pin shall be worn one-eighth (1/8) above the button and one (1) inch from the left side of the pocket. 4. Special Awards a. State of Indiana Years of Service Pin; pin shall read Serving since XXXX. b. Worn centered on the left breast pocket flap one-eighth (1/8) inch above the button. These Procedures are applicable to all uniformed staff at Department Facilities. 36

37 You have now completed this section of the Indiana Department of Correction New Employee Orientation Please advance to the next module. 37


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