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    Release Number: 13-152

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 17, 2013
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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Named Best Dressed In North America

    The award recognizes the critical role uniforms play in law enforcement and public safety.
    • Friday
    • April 5, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Orlando, Florida

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Named Best Dressed In North America:

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) Best Dressed Public Safety Award for law enforcement departments with more than 200 officers during a reception in Orlando. Developed to recognize the critical role uniforms play in law enforcement and public safety, the awards honor both the wearer and supplier of the apparel program.

    The Class A uniform includes the following:
    1. Green Stratton straw hat
    2. Long sleeve shirt
    3. Green trousers with black stripe
    4. Black basket weave duty belt
    5. Black shoes or boots
    5. Name tag with black letters and appropriate Commendation Award bars

    Now in its 36th year, the Best Dressed Public Safety Awards is open to all public safety departments across North America. Participants must submit a completed entry form, as well as photographs depicting the various uniforms in their program. An independent panel of experts reviews each department’s professional appearance and uniform diversity, paying close attention to detail and written standards.

    “There is nothing more comforting to a community than an easily identifiable, uniformed police officer, particularly in a time of crisis,” said Richard J. Lerman, President and CEO of the NAUMD. “In law enforcement, a visible, uniformed public safety presence on the street, at a mall or other institution can add a sense of security and help comfort the public or allay fears.”
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