4. The uniform can be worn to and from work including incidental stops but shall not be worn under any circumstances for personal use.
5. Uniforms issued by the City with logo patches, may not be worn at times other than during performance of City duties.
However, the manual also states that Collective Bargaining represented employees are governed first by their Agreement then by the HR policies.
So what does the Fire Union Collective Bargaining Agreement state on the issue?
SECTION 3. No article of clothing or equipment provided for herein shall be utilized during off duty hours, except as authorized by the Fire Chief or his designee.
The primary point about the authorization of the uniforms is that the self serving candidate for Fire Chief, David Allen, is shamelessly using his power as acting Chief to authorize a usually forbidden practice in order to solicit unionized Fire Department personnel covered by the agreement to come sit in their uniforms for his own visual benefit.
But the manual also states as I previously stated:
An employee may not: take any part in a political campaign during normal working hours; use his or her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or nomination for office;
David Allen is not the right person for this job! The Department needs someone WITHOUT the history and baggage associated with decades inside the Department.