Coppers wanted to dress police in kilts
It is not just that the finest of the LPD are proud of their knees. It is more to do with the highlight of Lincoln's summer calendar, its three- day Scottish festival when its puny population of 1,300 is overwhelmed by 35,000 visitors.
Lincoln Police Sergeant Michael Tamulonis (of Lithuanian descent) has for years been nursing an ambition to add a little colour - and knee - to the event by dressing his officers in kilts, socks and tartan hats.
New Hampshire, in the northern corner of the eastern US, even has its own tartan. "It's blue with streaks of purple," Mr Tamulonis reports. "It's really beautiful".
Nor should the kilts impede the officers in carrying out their duties. "The kilts have a belt and that's where we'll wear our duty belt," Mr Tamulonis insists. Attaching guns and handcuffs will not be a problem.
But one problem has presented itself. At $300-$500 (around pounds 200-300) a go, good kilts are beyond the resources of a department with only eight full-time offices and five part-timers.
Help is at hand, however. The local Citizens Bank - a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland - has opened a "Kilts for Cops" account. According to Mr Tamulonis, one cheque of $15 has been deposited by a "woman whom we helped when she was locked out of her car last summer". Maybe she is just hoping for glimpse of those legs.
- 5 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
Lucy Hawking: Stephen Hawking's daughter writes impassioned open letter to Katie Hopkins about rights of disabled people
Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
Oxygen-starved 'dead zones' with no marine life up to 100-miles long discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
How the language you speak changes your view of the world
Russian warships accused of 'chasing away' Swedish vessel to prevent Baltic States from achieving energy independence
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
£28000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Digital Marketing Cons...
£16640 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Assistant Stores Keeper is r...
£16000 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an excellent opportunit...
£17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Developer required to join a bu...