Source AP ©

Baltimore police: pants wanted!

Baltimore police are looking for a few good pairs of pants.

The police department has run out of two popular sizes of the custom-made navy blue uniform pants it provides to every officer, a department spokesman said Wednesday.

Officers who wear size 36 or 38 will have to wait for new pants until a special order comes through.

"We are officially out," said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. "We're putting in an emergency order for those two sizes."

The department attributed the shortage to the recent hiring of 240 new officers. But police union president Paul Blair blamed a new initiative that requires detectives to walk periodic foot patrols in uniform.

Cadets receive four pairs of pants when they leave the police academy. When officers need a new pair, they get them free but are required to turn in their old ones.

"If (the pants) can be saved, they'll be cleaned and put back into rotation," Harris said.

Comments
Five years after Maidan revolution, Ukraine remains one of Europe's most corrupt states
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Kuril Islands dispute between Russia and Japan: The impossible is impossible
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
Japan ratifies agreement to supply weapons and ammo to warring states
Russia to ban capture of killer whales and belugas in 2019
Russia to raise sunken floating dock
Why Trump tries to re-industrialize America
Kuril Islands dispute between Russia and Japan: The impossible is impossible
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
Moving inexorably towards war
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Putin and Erdogan launch first section of TurkStream pipeline in Istanbul