HONOLULU — A Hawaii Army base is trying to maintain decorum by monitoring what people are wearing and how they're behaving.
A fashion police "Courtesy Patrol" at Schofield Barracks on Oahu is cracking down on civilian and off-duty soldier attire that's deemed inappropriate — including short shorts, bare midriffs, visible underwear, sagging pants and swimwear other than at the pool, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
The two-person teams are also on the lookout for uniformed soldiers who are committing violations such as walking while talking on a cellphone and failing to extend proper courtesies.
The standards are being applied to all Army installations across Hawaii.
The Army said a crackdown on "revealing, offensive and unkempt" attire for civilians and off-duty soldiers is also in effect at several mainland posts. The Courtesy Patrol has the authority to "verbally detain" a soldier but no authority to detain a civilian.