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Kuraki  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:10:44 PM EST
Wear some color scheme of brown and tan, while most Police Departments (city) where some form of blue or black?

Or is this just a Wisconsin thing?
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Procyon  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:11:02 PM EST
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justinwb  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:11:29 PM EST
Ours wear green BDU's.
Cypher214  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:12:34 PM EST
No idea but it always seems like the sheriff's dept. uniforms are sloppy compared to the Police dept.

Maybe it's just the way they enforce their standards, I dunno.

*Not a bash on either group, just an observation.*
Kuraki  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:12:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By justinwb:
Ours wear green BDU's.


lol, really?
556fmj  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:13:15 PM EST
The Deputy Sheriff's in my area wear black uniforms. Although the former color was a shade of olive drab green back in the day.
trdvet  [Member]
5/25/2008 6:13:23 PM EST
Because they can.
DragoMuseveni  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:15:30 PM EST
They wear brown and tan here too.
armoredsaint  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:16:21 PM EST
all the ones here in Ohio are Black with gray pants
weptek911  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:17:05 PM EST
In Michigan they wear brown. I think they have a state Sheriff's association that pushes brown uniforms and black and white patrol cars with brown and gold accents.
Ryan1021  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:17:06 PM EST
It seems to be somewhat standard like that, although in Ohio the Sheriffs departments mostly have black uniforms.
USPcompact  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:19:10 PM EST
Been brown and tan here for 50 years or so (at least), but the sheriff's office recently announced they were switching to black/grey uniforms in order to save money.

I saw the new uniforms this week, and they just look cheap, like something a security guard at Costco would wear.
Elduke  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:19:20 PM EST
Our County Sheriff's Department wear Black uniforms and they drove white patrol cars though they recently switched back to the black and white color scheme.
4schitzangiggles  [Member]
5/25/2008 6:19:49 PM EST
In the city Blue looks more "professional".
In the country Blue would stand out and not really blend in so they go with muted shades of brown because it blends better. IMHO anyways.
GilenusX207  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:21:54 PM EST
The deputies in my county wear tan, but the ones from the neighboring county wear blue/black, which leads me to believe that there isn't even a statewide standard. I think it may be decided by the Sheriff.
mmsurber  [Member]
5/25/2008 6:27:49 PM EST
Montgomery county wears tan with black pants I believe.
trdvet  [Member]
5/25/2008 6:28:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By mmsurber:
Montgomery county wears tan with black pants I believe.


Yep, good ol' Moco, screw HC!
Kuraki  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:29:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By GilenusX207:
The deputies in my county wear tan, but the ones from the neighboring county wear blue/black, which leads me to believe that there isn't even a statewide standard. I think it may be decided by the Sheriff.


Probably not even by the Sheriff, but by the counties "Law Enforcement Committee" depending on how big of a county.
HubMcCaan  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:29:33 PM EST
I haven't seen it - but supposedly in Texas there is a reg in TCLEOSE or somewhere that says pd's are supposed to be blue and so's brown - the lady that told me that has been an instructor/coordinator for 40 years so I'd say it is credible
Ohio  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:30:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ryan1021:
It seems to be somewhat standard like that, although in Ohio the Sheriffs departments mostly have black uniforms.


State law prescribes uniforms, car paint, and other specifics.
trdvet  [Member]
5/25/2008 6:30:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By HubMcCaan:
I haven't seen it - but supposedly in Texas there is a reg in TCLEOSE or somewhere that says pd's are supposed to be blue and so's brown - the lady that told me that has been an instructor/coordinator for 40 years so I'd say it is credible



Wrong, uniforms are dictated by dept. policy.
USPcompact  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:33:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kuraki:

Originally Posted By GilenusX207:
The deputies in my county wear tan, but the ones from the neighboring county wear blue/black, which leads me to believe that there isn't even a statewide standard. I think it may be decided by the Sheriff.


Probably not even by the Sheriff, but by the counties "Law Enforcement Committee" depending on how big of a county.


In NC, it's up to the Sheriff.
sum-rifle  [Member]
5/25/2008 6:36:45 PM EST
Not Military crisp, but not sloppy.....






RiffRandall  [Member]
5/25/2008 6:39:59 PM EST
Tradition.
City PDs wear some sort of blue
County SO deputies wear tan/brown
DNR/Game Warden types wear green
State HP wear tan (or blue) but with Smokey the Bear hats & Sam Brown belts.....
4Kilo12  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:41:18 PM EST
Because brown looks better than blue!

Our state guys can't figure out which side they are on and wear brown and blue


sleepy56ace  [Member]
5/25/2008 6:51:58 PM EST
Around here the sheriff's wear dark green uniforms and the state troopers are outfitted in tan and brown. In tallahassee the city cops wear all black or sometimes they dress casual (badge on belt with gun and cuffs and radio on shirt). i have yet to see any casual dressed cops anywhere else besides undercovers.
tyman  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:55:35 PM EST
Most the ones here wear some sort of blue uniform..
Dusty_C  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:57:53 PM EST
They wear blue bdu's in my county.
tc556guy  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:58:04 PM EST
Regional thing. Most departments in NYS wear black, after switching from a grey/blue combo a few years ago. Ours are ash grey because the county board voted that black was too intimidating.
joker581  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 6:59:57 PM EST
Tradition
stoner63a  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 7:06:09 PM EST
My old outfit, El Paso County, CO Sheriff's Office (elected position), used to wear brown trousers with the tan stripes and the brown shirts with the ghey-azz tan pocket flaps and tan tie, so you provided the bad guys with a perfect crosshair to center mass of vitals. Headgear was a grey-tan rancher hat with tan straw for summer.

New uniform designed by the uniform committee is a grey shirt, navy blue tie and navy blue trousers and a black cowboy hat. A single authorized BDU-type navy blue trouser was authorized for duty wear. Hi-techs or whatever black toe/heel boots worn unbloused.
BKC1869  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 7:06:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By sleepy56ace:
Around here the sheriff's wear dark green uniforms and the state troopers are outfitted in tan and brown. In tallahassee the city cops wear all black or sometimes they dress casual (badge on belt with gun and cuffs and radio on shirt). i have yet to see any casual dressed cops anywhere else besides undercovers.


All of the Sheriff's Offices in Florida that I've seen have pretty much the same Dark Green Uniforms. Sometimes they wear White Shirts though. The White Shirts are usually worn by Motorcycle Patrols, Mounted Patrols, or the Bicycle Patrols that I see around here (Orange County).

Most of the PD's around the state I've seen have either Dark Blue of Black Uniforms.
MEDIKEIGHTED  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 8:02:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ohio:

Originally Posted By Ryan1021:
It seems to be somewhat standard like that, although in Ohio the Sheriffs departments mostly have black uniforms.


State law prescribes uniforms, car paint, and other specifics.


It's in the Indiana Sheriff's Association rules here. Very detailed descriptions down to the width of the striping on the pant legs.
www-glock19-com  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 8:14:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kuraki:
Wear some color scheme of brown and tan, while most Police Departments (city) where some form of blue or black?

Or is this just a Wisconsin thing?

same here in Nebraska and about every state I have ever visited
and now that i think of it about every episode of COPS I have ever watched
RifleCal30m1n00b  [Member]
5/25/2008 8:29:28 PM EST
Around here (San Joaquin Valley, CA), Sheriff's Offices have olive green pants (not OD or BDUs) and tan shirts. SWAT wears all-green tactical uniforms 'round here.
City is navy blue, so are the university and community college PD's.
mb74  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 8:31:26 PM EST
In Cali, some have tan/green, some have all black, and some have all green uniforms.....for Sheriff's Dept, that is.

I've seen PDs here with blue, black, or tans before.
FLAL1A  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 8:46:11 PM EST
If Fla they are green & white if they like ( cars & clothes.) Citie haves Blue & White or Black & White reserved. FHP is yellow & black, relecting how close they come to joy from working and what their commplexions look like after they open the payslips.
The DI hats limit brain explosion to departmental approved cranuin expansion after the troop has converted wages into hours and hours into catching spit in face, cussing, and denying personal knowledge of the governor's No.3 Fratbutty, who happens to be right on the cellphone yelling "You didn't loose my 3 ounces of blow, did you asshole! It's in the cooling vents where I said, Do not loose my shit, I'm, warning you, "while explaining to the one englishing-speaking three year-old from travelling band of Croatian Immigrants that his issuing Dada a speeding ticket DOES NOT mean that the family has been assigned the rest stop as it future ancesrtral farm and home.



At the End of the day, he will receive a TTY message to report to Troop HQ for a conference concerning the number of deer crossing the DHSMV fence from Attwater's farm over into the big unfenced, but sand-walled property of Boss Pussellgutt and whether the patrol is acting fairfly in the matters. The trooper will have 7 seconds to sort this out as he is led into a meeting with Attwatter and Pussellgut, both of whom have been drinking quite a bit. The supervisor will say "Gentlemen, the is the Trooper who can get this straight . Jane, Mike, Moses and I should be coming up with a schedule pretty soon, and we'll probably send out a message when we do. Thanks for letting us know you're in to night. RIGHT, ROBBY!" Robby, I got to mow my back 40, but you call me if you need be.
Stonerriflefan44  [Team Member]
5/25/2008 8:48:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By sum-rifle:
Not Military crisp, but not sloppy.....
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HOLY SHIT!! Is that the Geritol Army! Whats the average age of that PD 60
PaDanby  [Member]
5/25/2008 9:51:29 PM EST
In CA the standard is PD Navy Blue or black, Sheriffs Khaki over dark green and CHP Khaki over khaki. Most departments follow that standard although you will see variations. Bicycle officers are usually white shirts over navy blue shorts or pants. I don't know if that is by state statute but almost all the SoCal cities and counties went to that close to 20 years ago.
gs1150  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 2:22:38 AM EST
In Delaware the "Sherrif's" are NOT a Law Enforcement Agency,They are legal document servers.
NewCastle County Police wear brown.
State Troopers were blue.
DV8  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 2:43:55 AM EST
FL Sheriff's deputies all wear green. I am sure you have seen them if you have ever seen an episode of cops.
flashooter  [Member]
5/26/2008 3:22:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By BKC1869:

Originally Posted By sleepy56ace:
Around here the sheriff's wear dark green uniforms and the state troopers are outfitted in tan and brown. In tallahassee the city cops wear all black or sometimes they dress casual (badge on belt with gun and cuffs and radio on shirt). i have yet to see any casual dressed cops anywhere else besides undercovers.


All of the Sheriff's Offices in Florida that I've seen have pretty much the same Dark Green Uniforms. Sometimes they wear White Shirts though. The White Shirts are usually worn by Motorcycle Patrols, Mounted Patrols, or the Bicycle Patrols that I see around here (Orange County).

Most of the PD's around the state I've seen have either Dark Blue of Black Uniforms.


Sheriffs uniform and vehicle colors are dictated by state law in Florida. Regardless the dark green polyester uniforms get pretty damn steamy in the middle of summer.
dphill  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 4:22:45 AM EST
Bama-Shooter  [Moderator]
5/26/2008 5:02:45 AM EST
It varies by department.

Some wear green, tan, brown, black and gray.
jcast141  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 5:15:09 AM EST
Down here Sherrif's are in green and most pd's wear navy. Every Sherrif's dept across the state wears green and has essentially the same patches albeit for the different county names.
Hacker  [Member]
5/26/2008 5:17:30 AM EST
They wear tan in my county. Car's are white with blue accents.

The city police wear black, or could be navy blue. Car's are black and white. A detective several years ago tried to get them to order all new car's in a solid color either black or white because it would be cheaper but they wouldn't.

State wears gray. Car's a gray with blue accents.
RomeoDeltaEcho  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 5:35:27 AM EST
In Fla. I think the Sheriff chooses what combination of green and white they wear. I know Hillsborough and Pasco wear green pants and white shirts. In Pinellas, they wear green pants and a green shirt.
nightstalker  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 5:40:44 AM EST
County sheriffs in LA and Orange County wear tan...also the CHP. Most local PDs wear dark blue..Navy blue.
osprey21  [Life Member]
5/26/2008 5:44:04 AM EST
Here in my county they're green and white, all green or, green BDUs.
gunham  [Member]
5/26/2008 5:44:56 AM EST
I can's see how police work in those blue/black uniforms. It is just too hot here to wear something like that.
sum-rifle  [Member]
5/26/2008 3:30:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stonerriflefan44:
HOLY SHIT!! Is that the Geritol Army! Whats the average age of that PD 60


Several of those pictured are now retired but many are still working. I am 46. Some are older than I am many in the Department are now much younger. I can still drag people off to jail as well as chase them down. How about you?
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