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Fredericksburg sheriff brings order to the law’s appearance
BY ROBYN SIDERSKY
Members of the Fredericksburg Sheriff’s Office will be decked out in new uniforms next month.
Sheriff Paul Higgs said the department has had so many different shades of uniforms that it was becoming difficult to order them.
“We didn’t dislike what we had,” he said. “It got to the point where you’d have three deputies side by side and have different-color pants.”
The new uniforms will be similar to those worn by Stafford County sheriff’s deputies—tan shirts and black pants.
There are 18 deputies who will be outfitted with the uniforms, plus Higgs. Each of the part-time and full-time officers will get three pairs of pants, three summer shirts and three winter shirts. Auxiliary officers will get two uniforms each. The uniforms typically last a year.
The uniform patches are different also, but Higgs said he wants them all the same. He added that the department will save $1.50 per patch.
The department spent $18,000 on the uniforms, Higgs said. He said his office was able to save money by purchasing them through the Stafford Sheriff’s Office contract.
Robyn Sidersky 540/374-5413