Campus Police Change Uniform Colors

By Rodney Hill
Staff Writer

New Uniforms- Public Safety Officer Jeff Peebles dons the new uniforms. Public Safety made the switch to the dark blue uniforms to distinguish themselves from Wildlife Officers. (Photo By Rodney Hill)

New Uniforms– Public Safety Officer Jeff Peebles is wearing the new uniforms. Public Safety made the switch to the dark blue uniforms to distinguish themselves from Wildlife Officers.
Photo By Rodney Hill

MONTICELLO- The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s campus police department changed uniform colors to a traditional police uniform blue color.

   The spring 2013 marked the dawn of a new age for the campus police with the decision made to change the color of their uniform from a light brown color to the normal blue color associated with police officers. The officers often found themselves mistaken for game wardens and park ranger officers. The officers often received questions about fishing and hunting laws and regulations. The officers have asked for the change in appearance for a few years.

   “I hope that the first impression is they look more professional,” said Chief John Kidwell. This should provide a positive influence on the conduct of students attending the university. The new appearance should provide a very strong first impression and therefore the conduct of students at UAM should improve.

   The new uniforms are even cheaper than the old ones which saved the University some money and essentially the student’s money also.

   “Believe it or not those other uniforms were very expensive,” said chief Kidwell.

   The officers have had nothing but good reactions from the faculty members at UAM, Monticello residents and even students.

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