WPD moving to new uniforms

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Wichita Police announce they are changing uniforms. All uniforms will be replaced with a navy blue shirt and navy blue trousers.

Wichita Police spent the past year reviewing the current uniform and researching new uniform options.

The department said they will be rolling out the new blue uniforms over the next two years. They hope to complete the transition by March 31, 2019.

The department made the announcement Thursday morning via social media.

"We started out with a blank slate".

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Over the next two years, the current tan uniforms will be replaced with navy blue shirts and trousers. What uniforms are available nationwide?

The Wichita Police Department will be providing officers with new blue uniforms.

White says the new uniforms are a better fit, have more fabric options, better accomodations for female officers, and are less expensive.

Some officers have been testing out the new uniforms for a while, and report that citizens have not shown any concern about identifying officers as they move away from the tan color scheme.

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