The Reno County Sheriff’s office is adopting a new look as it heads into the New Year.
Deputies this week began wearing dark gray shirts paired with dark navy blue pants, switching out from blues the agency’s officers have worn for decades.
“We wanted something comfortable and professional-looking,” said Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campbell, who noted the switch was prompted more by a need to replace worn-out clothing than anything else.
“We’ve worn the uniform so long,” he said. “When someone leaves, we’d put the uniform in a room and reissue them to a new officer coming in if they fit and were in serviceable condition. Looking across the agency, they were just getting old. The structure was breaking down they’d been pressed so much, and some were fading.”