Identifiers to be introduced on police uniforms, helmets


The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Friday announced the introduction of identification badges on the uniforms of police officers and the helmets of riot unit members.

All police officers will now have their ID number visibly emblazoned on their uniforms. In addition to these measures, ELAS said that any unauthorized badge will constitute a disciplinary offense.

According to the statement, this will help the police maintain professionalism as a top priority of their daily work routine.

​​​​​​The government has pledged reform of the force amid accusations of heavy-handed police tactics to quash street protests, which often turn violent.