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Police & Military Hats
Many professions require a uniform, especially those in which public safety is a factor. It helps team members find others in the group more readily, offers psychological benefits, and conveys safety, strength, and trust. Some of the professions that require wearing a uniform include police officers, military personnel, fire & rescue personnel, medical professionals, and more.
Police officers began wearing uniforms in 1854. The practice was first implemented in New York City, then Boston and Chicago. Other places in the United States followed in their own timing. Uniforms in the early years were simply army uniforms from the civil war. At that time, police hats were like top hats. Some places, however, used a style referred to as a custodian helmet.
By the 20th century, police uniforms and cop hats were changing. Today, police headgear is either a peaked hat, baseball hat, or campaign hat. These types of hats fit comfortably around the head and are made of soft material. All three styles have a brim of some type, which is helpful to keep out the sun. The campaign hat, in particular, has a wider brim and is used primarily by police on horseback who need additional protection.
From physical comfort to psychological impact, police officers wear hats for a number of reasons. Here are just a few:
- Police hats, just like uniforms, let civilians know that an officer is present.
- The presence of the police hat (or any other “symbol” of the police) helps keep people under control.
- Police hats contain the officer’s badge number if needed.
- Police hats show other police where his/her co-workers are, thus boosting their security.
- The police hat provides protection from outdoor elements
Our Popular Police & Military Hats
Galls is proud to serve America’s public safety professionals. We provide top-quality hats that are popular with public safety personnel. From our tactical hats to our military ball caps and police caps, you will be pleased with our selection and quality.
For warmer days on patrol, the Galls Straw Triple Brim Campaign hat is a popular option among many law enforcement officers and sheriffs. This sheriff hat is completely USA-made and features a durable triple brim and sturdy straw construction.
The high-quality Flexfit performance cap is a favorite for police personnel. It has a wool appearance but is lightweight and ultra-comfortable. It’s made of 97% polyester and 3% spandex. Wearers will also appreciate that it is hypoallergenic and has moisture-wicking properties, which make it perfect for hot summer days. You can select from several colors, including black, royal blue, dark navy, brown, and red.
Ideal for chilly days, the LawPro Embroidered Police Watch Cap will provide your head with the warmth, comfort and instant identification you need. This police beanie is made from a premium 100% acrylic knit that won't pill and has the word "POLICE" embroidered directly on the cuff. It also has shape retention, making this police winter hat a one-size-fits-all.
The Tru-Spec Boonie Hat is one of the best tactical hats for police. In addition to the police wearing the Boonie hat, it's also worn as a military hat. The camo Boonie hat is especially popular as an army hat. The soft wider brim goes all the way around the head for a unique style and comfort. Brass screen vents keep the head cool during hot weather, and an adjustable chin strap ensures that this hat will stay put. Made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton ripstop, this style of hat comes in a multitude of colors, including camo.
These Products Go Well with Our Police Hats
The great thing about ordering police hats from Galls is that you can find clothing items to match perfectly with them. Here are a few favorite combinations you’ll love:
The 6-pocket Ripstop BDU pants come in a variety of colors and pair well with the Tru-Spec Boonie Hat. The poly/cotton Ripstop fabric is comfortable and flexible, adding a significant improvement to the wearer’s range of motion. Added features include:
- Hidden pockets
- Reinforced knees and seat
- Drawstring at the bottom
Many people love to wear the LawPro Security Silk Screened Polo shirt with their winter weight security hat. It is a perfect match. These shirts are a durable poly/cotton blend with bold lettering on the left side of the front and centered on the back. Other features include:
- Ample room for comfort
- Longer tail to stay tucked in
- Banded cuffs hold up longer
- Knit collar
For more military hats, balaclava masks, firefighter helmets, and riot helmets, browse our headwear selection at Galls.
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