Village approves dispatch dress code

The village of Skaneateles board of trustees approved a dispatcher dress code Monday evening.

Mayor Bob Green said police Chief Lloyd Perkins has been meeting with the department's union, CSEA, to discuss a dress code for the employees.

The code is to address the issue of dispatchers clothing and states they are to wear uniform shirts with the departmental logo on it.

A specified dress code will make the dispatchers look more professional, Green said.

According to Perkins, it would require the village to purchase two new shirts per dispatcher each year. However, if the dispatchers want a different style shirt, they will have to pay for it out of pocket.

Dispatchers receive a $120 uniform allowance annually.

"Any clothing that they wear has to have the logo," Perkins said. "They can purchase other shirts with their own money."

Several dispatchers have already gone out to purchase their own uniform shirts with the logo on them, he added.

The board unanimously approved the dress code, with the exception of Trustee Tim Lynn who was absent from the meeting.

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