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Martinsville Sheriff’s Office unveils new uniforms

Photos by Martinsville Sheriff’s Office

MARTINSVILLE, VA – The Martinsville Sheriff’s Office has a new look.

Sheriff Steve Draper and the staff decided to change the color of their uniforms from brown to black after much discussion.

The Code of Virginia, which once required sheriff’s offices to use brown uniforms and vehicles, was amended in 2005, allowing sheriffs to choose the color of their uniforms.

The sheriff’s office says as more departments throughout the state begin changing their uniforms, the demand for brown uniforms has decreased, making it increasingly difficult to order.

While the department is in the process of implementing the change, citizens may see a combination of brown on brown or black on brown uniforms.

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