New Harder-to-Counterfeit Iraqi Police Uniforms
In an effort to deal with the problem of imposters in fake uniforms, Iraqi policemen now have a new uniform:
Police Colonel Abdul-Munim Jassim explained why the new uniform would be difficult for criminals to fake.
“The Americans take a photo of the policeman together with the number of the uniform. If found elsewhere, it will immediately be recognised as stolen,” he said.
Bolani promised tough measures against anyone caught counterfeiting or trading in the uniforms and praised his officers, telling them their work had begun to turn back the tide of violence around Iraq.
I’m sure these things help, but I don’t see what kind of difference it will make to a normal citizen faced with someone in a police uniform breaking down his door at night. Or when gunmen dressed in police uniforms execute the brother of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi.