Patrolling in Comfort: Footwear and Accessories for UK Security Officers

Patrolling is a fundamental aspect of the duties performed by UK security officers. Whether it's in shopping centres, office buildings, public events or other locations, comfort is crucial for officers to carry out their responsibilities effectively. Proper footwear and accessories play a vital role in ensuring that security officers can patrol in comfort, without compromising on functionality or professionalism. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of comfortable footwear and essential accessories for UK security officers during their patrols.

Comfortable Footwear: The Foundation of Efficient Patrolling

Comfortable footwear is the cornerstone of patrolling with ease and efficiency. Security officers often spend long hours on their feet, making it essential to invest in the right security boots. Key features to look for in comfortable footwear include:

  • Cushioned Insoles: Security boots with adequate cushioning support help absorb shock and reduce foot fatigue during extended patrols.  have a fabric surface that absorbs sweat, and air holes in the bottom of the insole to promote air circulation and reduce foot odour, keeping your feet dry and fresh all day.
  • Arch Support: Proper arch support promotes good posture, reduces strain on the feet, and prevents discomfort. The Lowa Cross Duty patented Monowrap® midsole unit is constructed with a firm 7/8 TPU stabiliser, offering optimal traction and perfect support with its high-quality surface materials. See the LOWA Z-8N GTX Boots here.
  • Breathable Materials: Shoes made from breathable materials keep feet dry and cool, especially during warm weather conditions.
  • Slip-Resistant Soles: Slip-resistant soles ensure stability on different surfaces, reducing the risk of accidents and enhancing safety. Blackrocks HexaGrip. is unique to Blackrock and certified by the UK government’s HSL laboratory with a 4-star GRIP rating. The tread pattern maximises the surface area for traction and a network of drainage channels disperse water to maintain grip in wet weather. You can see the range of Blackrock security boots HERE
  • Lightweight Design: Lightweight footwear minimises the strain on legs and feet, allowing officers to move with agility.


Essential Accessories for Efficient Patrolling

In addition to comfortable footwear, there are several accessories that UK security officers should consider to enhance their patrolling experience:

  • Quality Socks: Often overlooked, good-quality moisture-wicking socks can prevent blisters and keep feet dry, providing added comfort during patrols. The Magnum MX 3 Lightweight Patrol Sock was specially designed to be suitable for use from Spring to Autumn.
  • Patrol Bag: A well-organised patrol bag allows officers to carry essential items, such as notebooks, first-aid kits, water bottles, and small tools, efficiently and comfortably. The Op. Zulu Duty Kit Police Bag has a large main compartment measures 50cm long by 30cm wide by 30 cm deep and contains an adjustable or removable central divider. The divider is padded and uses “T” end pieces for attachment. Unlike cheaper “L” constructions used by the competition the “T” construction provides more secure attachment and prevents bowing of the divider. The rigid walls of the main compartment are padded to protect its contents and provide structure and support to the bag.
  • Hydration System: Staying hydrated is crucial during patrols, especially during warmer months or in physically demanding environments. A hydration system, like a hydration pack, ensures easy access to water.
  • Torch/Flashlight: A reliable torch is an essential addition to security officer kit. Depending on the specific duties of each officer the requirements of their torch may vary. Some officers carry two torches, one primary unit, generally larger and higher-powered, and one back-up torch, often much smaller and sometimes carried on a keyring or chain. This page contains a good selection of tried and tested police and security torches.
  • All-Weather Gear: Carrying weather-appropriate accessories, such as rain jackets or hats, ensures officers are prepared to tackle varying weather conditions.

Postal Rates:

Order Value Standard Delivery
(Royal Mail 'Tracked 48'. 2 to 3 working days)
Express Delivery
(Royal Mail 'Tracked 24'. 1 to 2 working days)
Priority Delivery
(DPD - next working day courier). Orders placed by 3pm
Under £15 £3.49 £5.99 £8.99
Over £15 £6.99 £7.99 £8.99
  • Priority Delivery will require a signature on delivery.
  • Please note all orders need to be placed before 3pm online (or 2.30pm if placed by phone), Monday-Friday in order to benefit from same day dispatch. (Excludes Bank Holidays and stated closed days).
  • Postage rates apply to online orders with total weights under 10kg.
  • Next working day courier to UK overseas addresses, Northern Ireland and the highlands of Scotland do not count as mainland UK and will be charged at £19.99 (Royal Mail options are the same as for the UK).
  • Orders to BFPO addresses will be sent Standard Royal Mail 48. Although BFPO orders will be shipped the same day, please allow additional delivery time to arrive at the final destination address.
  • Orders to the Republic of Ireland will be charged at £19.99 and are sent Royal Mail International delivery

Other Postage T&Cs

1. Refusal to accept delivery of an order will result in a £15 deduction from the refund against the cost of goods.

2. If you need your order re-consigned to a new address, (excluding a neighbours) after dispatch a £10 surcharge may be applied to cover the courier fees.

3. If you are unable to receive a delivery and the goods are returned to us, a second postage equal to the original will be required to re-dispatch the goods, or if a refund is requested, a £15 deduction will be applied.

4. Please ensure that you enter a complete and accurate delivery address as cannot be held responsible for items which go missing or are delayed due to inaccurate or incomplete delivery address information.

5. 'Standard Delivery' and 'Express Delivery' are not signed-for services and are not considered lost until 15 working days have passed from the date of dispatch. Once 15 working days have expired we will provide a replacement via a courier or special delivery service. We regret that we cannot refund such items that are lost, or send replacements before the 15 working day period. Please choose 'Priority' delivery if you require items urgently.

6. Postcodes for Highlands and Islands of Scotland, N Ireland, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands and Isle of Wight are: FK17-99, G83, KW1-14, IV, HS, KA27-28, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH15-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, AB51

7. Guarantee: If your order does not arrive within the specified time frame for your delivery address, we will refund the full cost of your postage and packing to you.

8. Please call to discuss deliveries weighing more than 10Kg : 0800 999 4411

No information available.

At, we always strive to give you the best prices we can, so if you find any of the items listed on PatrolStore cheaper on any other UK based retail website* we will match that price and give you free delivery.**

To submit a price promise you can either email us a link to the relevant webpage at including your name and a contact telephone number, or you can give us a call on 0800 999 4411 and speak to one of our customer services team.

*Offer applies to retailers shipping new goods, currently in stock, from within the UK Mainland only, excluding auction sites, second hand goods, private ads and classified listings. Amazon is also excluded.

**Free standard delivery to UK Mainland addresses only, excluding Highlands of Scotland, British Isles and Northern Ireland. reserves the right to withdraw the Price Promise at any time.