Police union survey: Officers forced to buy shoes and other items from own money

Czech police sometimes have such poor equipment that they believe it could limit their ability to do their jobs and endanger the public, according to a police union survey quoted by Czech Radio. Officers in Moravia and in areas near the German border most frequently complained about lacking clothing needed for specialised operations and other equipment. Some said they had to buy shoes, thermal underwear, torches and other items out of their own money.