Contract awarded for new uniforms
The Washington County Commissioners awarded a $128,204 contract Tuesday for new uniforms for the sheriff's office to the sole bidder, Red the Uniform Tailor Inc. of Lakewood, N.J.
The primary beneficiaries will be officers at the county's Detention Center, according to Maj. Sam Bilotti, who said the officers there are wearing gray and black uniforms while other divisions of the sheriff's office are clad in blue on blue. The black and gray uniforms aren't as durable as the others, he added.
And having them all in the same colors will make the various divisions in the sheriff's office look more, well, uniform.
Part of the money for the uniforms, which will replace older ones incrementally by division, will come from money already allocated in this year's budget, Bilotti said. The rest will come from the 2008 budget.