New look for Sheriff’s Department

Starting yesterday, there’s a new look for patrol deputies in Jefferson County, Sheriff Jeff Coffey said. The department transition from the current green and tan to a navy uniform on July 1. These uniforms are a new design for better comfort and fit, the sheriff said. “We started last fall looking for a new uniform,” he added. “One of my biggest concerns was the deputies’ safety. The uniforms we were wearing were more visible in low light and nighttime conditions, which placed our deputies at a higher risk when dealing with potentially dangerous situations.” The new uniforms also allow deputies to wear an outer vest which gives them easier access and the opportunity to recover during the heat of summer and still have a professional appearance, Coffey said. Shown wearing the new uniforms are (from left) Deputy Kayla Daniels and canine partner Xander, Sgt. Mark Snowden, and Deputy Mark Kinder. – SUBMITTED

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