Belt Care Your belt should be taken off during off-duty hours, rolled up and kept in a designated place. Belts should be cleaned regularly with a damp cloth. Your belt will be bright and smart-looking if you take care of it. If your patrol belt needs cleaning:
Pour some liquid soap or powder onto a damp cloth and scrub thoroughly.
Rinse the belt thoroughly.
Artificial heat such as dryers or ovens should not be used for rapid drying.
Alcohol and abrasive cleaners should not be used.
Badge Care Your badge should be worn only on the patrol belt. It should not hang from your binder, folder or backpack when it is not in use. It should be pinned on the shoulder strap of the belt at chest level. Badges should be removed only when the belt is being washed. Removing and replacing the badge several times each day can cause the pin to break. Badges may be cleaned by washing with mild soap and water. It is important to immediately dry the badge. Polish containing abrasives should not be used to clean badges.