The Gardner Police Department purchased new uniforms to be debuted by officers during the Johnson County Fair Parade on Saturday, Aug. 10.
The Gardner Police Department has worn the same uniform style since 1987. The uniforms have had variations throughout the years, but the shirts have remained a French blue in color with navy pants bearing a stripe down the leg.
With the arrival of new Police Chief Gerald Cullumber in July 2013, comes a fresh look for the Gardner Police Department. Cullumber expressed that “he wants the professionalism of this agency to equal or exceed that of every other agency within the area.”
The new uniforms are similar to what other area jurisdictions utilize, such as the Olathe Police Department, the Lenexa Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. They will be a midnight navy in color, but appear black, and will be more serviceable for officers.
“The officers are very excited to receive the new uniforms. This is just the first of many changes to come,” Cullumber said.