Lithuanian police will at the end of this year start wearing new uniforms modeled on those worn by their counterparts in Estonia, the Police Department said.
Stop Police
© Policijos departamentas

Seven police patrols gave the thumbs up after testing the new uniforms.

"It took two years for Swedes to design the new uniform for Estonia. The Estonians then improved and tested it and gave their remarks. The Estonians proposed that we use that style. We had samples sewn for our officers," Ramunas Matonis, the department's spokesman, told BNS.

The police officers, who also tested new style Lithuanian uniforms, found the Estonian style to be much more comfortable, more functional and better adapted to weather conditions.

There are no estimates yet as to how much it will cost Lithuania to outfit all of its 8,400 police officers with new uniforms.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Latvia's private, nongovernmental sectors to be included in national defense system

The Latvian defense ministry proposes developing a comprehensive national defense system that would...

Talks on Latvia's next gov't in new deadlock over interior minister candidate

Negotiations on Latvia's next coalition government ran into a deadlock again on Thursday as the five...

Baltic PMs meet on closer cooperation, security

The prime ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia met here on Monday on closer cooperation and...

Salary growth in the Baltic States. Estonia leads, Lithuania is not far behind

According to the biggest remuneration survey in the Baltics, conducted by “Baltic Salary Survey”,...

Upgrade2018! meetings in Vilnius and Riga indicate the importance of cross-Baltic cultural cooperation

International networking meetings realized in the frames of Cross-Baltic Upgrade2018! initiative in...