- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish Sheriff deputies and vehicles will soon sport a new look.

When Sheriff Mike Neustrom relinquishes control to Sheriff-Elect Mark Garber on July 1, the department will begin gradually rolling out new wraps, with a new color scheme, on its later-model vehicles.

The Advertiser (https://bit.ly/1UE90UH) reports deputies will sport tan uniform shirts and green pants, a change from the tan shirts and blue or black pants sheriff’s deputies currently wear. Deputies also will be given an updated shoulder patch, with a shield-shaped emblem instead of the iconic star-shaped badge.

The vehicle wraps will have a similar color palette and the new design will capitalize “sheriff” with a green arrow accented by yellow behind it above the words “Lafayette Parish.” The wraps also will feature an updated badge with Garber’s name on it.

Garber said the cars’ design hasn’t been updated since Don Breaux was sheriff more than 15 years ago.

“It’s mostly an update,” Garber said. “If it had been changed in the last eight or 10 years, then I wouldn’t have changed it.”

The changes are part of a larger rebranding project for the sheriff’s office, which will include updating signage around the more than a dozen buildings around the parish, Garber said.


Information from: The Advertiser, https://www.theadvertiser.com

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