The NYPD’s Fighting Fashion Accessory: A Clip-on Tie

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A New York Police Department officer keeps watch outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan on March 20, 2012 in New York City. Extra security has been added to Jewish sites around the city following the attack on a Jewish school in France that killed four people.
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"If you're wearing a real tie and rolling around with somebody on the street, you're going to have problems." — An anonymous cop in Manhattan, explaining the logic behind the NYPD's longstanding accessory, the clip-on tie, of which the city would like to find a vendor to provide 45,000.