Sheriff’s Office Goes “Green” With New Look
Galveston County Sheriff’s deputies may look a little different in the coming days – a new look they’re proud to show off.
Over the past few months, Sheriff’s staffers took on the task of redesigning their uniform. A committee looked at a host of choices, focusing on tactical safety, practicality, and comfort. They presented their best ideas to Sheriff Freddie Poor and his command staff.
The new “standard” uniform has changed from the khaki with Kelly green accents to a forest green with tan piping. A “soft” uniform consisting of a tan polo-style shirt and forest green BDU pants was approved for wear during the summer months, as well as year-round for certain assignments. A newly-designed shoulder patch comes with the new uniforms.
“It’s not easy to change something that has been around for almost fifty years,” Poor said about the choice to change from khaki to dark green. “Our staff has had a look at it and likes it a lot. We’ve had a few folks from the public see the new uniform, and they thought it looked very professional.”
Changing looks comes at a price, though. Poor opted to phase in the new uniform over time, swapping old uniforms for new as part of the routine replacement process, enabling him to keep his budget numbers in check. Transition to the new style may take two years, so the public may see both uniforms for some time.
The new uniforms make their official debut October 5th.