New NYPD chief wants to clean up cops' sloppy style

A portly police officer may be behind the latest NYPD initiative: Stop and primp.

Chief of Department Philip Banks wants his cops to put their best, buffed feet forward as part of a renewed effort to keep the department’s 34,500 members looking neat on the beat.

“A member’s appearance and uniforms must be . . . clean and conform to all standards,” declares a 10-page Banks memo outlining his planned crackdown on sloppy cop couture.

The “uniform appearance plan,” now in draft form, encourages officers to shine their shoes, cover their tattoos, straighten their hats — and buy new pants.

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