York County Sheriff’s to Wear New Uniforms

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Starting Monday, the York County Sheriff’s office deputies will be wearing new uniforms for patrol duties. 

The uniforms feature khaki shirts and green pants, as well as a black bulletproof vest carrier with the word “Sheriff” on the front and back. The khaki shirt will also have “Sheriff” on the front with a badge design on the front right. The back of the shirts will say “York County Sheriff.”

Back in October of 2018, several deputies tested multiple uniform styles to promote health benefits.

As it stands, current officers carry around 30 pounds of equipment, which can cause lower back and hip pain. With the vest carrier, officers will be able to carry equipment on their torso rather than the waist, which helps relieve stress.

According to the release, the sheriff’s office last uniform change was about 30 years ago, which were gray and black uniforms that were worn by administrative staff lieutenant, captains, the major and the sheriff for special events. 

Most deputies wearing the new uniforms will be driving fully marked sheriff’s office patrol cars. 

If any residents have concerns about an encounter with a deputy while wearing the new uniforms, dial 911 or the sheriff’s office at 803-628-3956 to confirm with a York County dispatcher. 

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