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.