Gardaí will begin wearing baseball caps from today – and they are asking the public for opinions on the new look.
Over 100 Gardaí will be sporting the new caps as part of a pilot programme in three areas.
They will try out two different cap options, each for a period of two weeks.
The first is a soft baseball cap and the second is a ‘bump stop’ cap.
The stations participating in the pilot are Bantry in Cork, Ballinasloe in Galway, and Terenure in Dublin.
After four weeks, a survey will be conducted amongst Gardaí to gather their thoughts on the potential uniform change.
A Garda spokesperson said they will be asking the public for opinions:
“One element of the survey will be to capture any public commentary on the caps. The feedback of the associations will also be obtained,” they said.
Last year Gardaí were issued with a new uniform to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the force's founding.
It was only the third uniform redesign in the force’s history.