An entire navy blue uniform and newly redesigned shoulder patch could soon be worn by Carrollton police officers. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Chief Robert Turner, who presented his ideas to council members on Monday:
“We want to show the community we are changing and moving forward,” Turner stated. “I feel the uniforms and patches are needed.”
The department plans to purchase seven uniforms, which are expected to cost a total of approximately $1,600 dollars. Council asked Turner to provide a list of quotes from companies capable of producing the garments. Assistant City Administrator Terry Bell confirmed on Tuesday morning that the city would be using a competitive bidding process.
Turner said, in regard to the patches, that Carrollton students will help the department decide on the final design. He is expected to meet with school officials this week to set a date for voting.
Council plans to discuss the new uniforms and patches at their October 21st meeting.