By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
On-duty police officers in Taiwan can now walk into a restaurant and grab a meal-to-go while still dressed in uniform, reports said Thursday.
“Members of the nation’s police force can, effective February 4, buy lunch at a nearby restaurant dressed in uniform with a peace of mind,” according to the National Police Agency’s Facebook posting in the morning.
Although rules under the “Police Uniforms Act” does not stipulate relevant laws and administrative measures with regard to officers getting lunch in uniform, the nation’s law enforcers were often skittish for fear that the public would snap pictures and then file a citizen complaint against them for “slacking while on duty” – disciplines often affecting the scores on their performance report. [FULL STORY]