All 8,227 officers employed by the force, along with the 4,128 civilian staff, have been told they must display the magnetic badges which spell out their name and rank.
The move is part of a drive to improve the force's image with the public.
Perhaps PC Plod might improve its image by not shooting unarmed Sparkys on the Tube. Not nicking people for taking photos. Not killing bystanders at Crusty protests in the Capital. Not nicking people for emailing the phrase 'do as you likeys' Not using anti-terrorism laws to harass people for no good reason. Not threatening people who wave knives at intruders in their homes. The list goes on...
I wonder if they'll get the little stars on their badges.