Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Algood Police Department Standardizes Uniforms

The Algood Police Department decided to standardize officer uniforms.

Dale Armour is the Algood Chief of Police.

“In the past, the police department has had a five hundred dollar clothing allowance per an officer. They were able to spend it on clothing that they needed. I have suspended that,” Armour said. “Our uniforms are going to be standardized now. We were able to secure a contract. We are piggybacking off of Knoxville Police Department’s buying power.”

Armour said standardizing the uniforms will save the department money in the new fiscal year.

“So we are saving about twenty-eight percent off of retail for our uniforms now,” Armour said. “So the money that is normally budgeted for officer uniforms is now going into a more dedicated, where we know what is being bought and what we have.”

The money will go into the general fund for the Algood Police Department.