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In the face of a strong protest by the general and archival police over his plan to ask them to wear a famous brand on uniiform, Commissioner Donald F.
Caw ley agreed yesterday to implement the plan in stages.
He said he would not order all 30,000 police officers to immediately display the name tag on the right chest of their uniform.
On the contrary, in the first stage that comes within 60 days, all college graduates who work at the police headquarters or station will be instructed to wear a name tag.
All officers with a rank of lieutenant or higher, whenever in uniform, whether at the door or on the street, will ask for their name tag to be worn.
Police officers in uniform on Beats did not need to display the label until later.
No date was given yesterday.
Advertising Commissioner Cawley concluded the compromise after a private meeting last Tuesday with a representative organized by the police department.
The meeting is underway, with the wife and children of about 50 policemen crossing the central street from the police headquarters, marching on a noisy picketing line, advertising in 10 major cities in the United States, only New York and Cleveland did not ask the police to wear a brand name.
They have already stood up in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, Houston, Baltimore, Dallas and Worthington.
Ten years ago, the police put a name tag here, but the practice was not adopted due to opposition, mainly from the patrol Charity Association. The P. B. A.
He argued that the license plate would cause harassment to its members and that the wife and children of the police would be harassed and threatened.
It also said that in dealing with other ethnic groups, people with racial differences in names may be unfairly accused of being biased.
Commissioner Cawley appeared determined yesterday to implement the brand name scheme, although he agreed to postpone the full implementation.
It was said that he hoped that if it was made clear in the first phase that the plan would not cause any problems, the police on the street would accept the plan.
"It is important," he said, "that the public we serve knows the identity of the police who serve them.
The police are not just uniforms and numbers.
He is an individual citizen who helps other citizens and I know the program will improve the relationship.
Between the police.
"A version of this file was printed on page 35 of the New York edition on July 27, 1973, titled: Cawley, after P. B. A.
Protest and start the brand plan slowly.