Police officers have a very reputable job, meaning they must be professional at all times. The job of a police officer is to protect and to serve the public. Since most of their time is spent in the public eye, they are expected to maintain professional behavior. The first step in projecting their professionalism is their dress. They should be dressed neatly,
and according to the uniform regulations of their department. Appearances say a lot since that is the first thing the public sees. An officer that does not look like he is well- kept portrays to the people that he does not take his job seriously. Good hygiene is also an important part of an officer's personal appearance. An officer that is enthusiastic about his job and who wants to project that image should dress the part.