Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / NAUMD Best Dressed Law Enforcement Competition

NAUMD Best Dressed Law Enforcement Competition

Oct '07
When you are looking for a police officer in a crisis or when you've been in an accident, take a moment to notice the uniform it might be one of the best in the country, according to the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD).

The New York based trade group recently announced the winners of its annual Best Dressed Law Enforcement Competition, a program honoring the nation's best uniform designs and the departments who wear them.

Some may wonder what distinguishes one uniform from another. Indeed, on the surface, uniforms are very similar, decidedly consistent and standard in overall appearance.

But to the countless departments who have entered the NAUMD Best Dressed Law Enforcement Awards throughout its 30 year life, and to the program's sponsor, the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD), uniforms have a greater meaning and purpose.

In general, people prefer doing business with companies who attire their employees in uniforms, according to several recent studies. Those queried believed uniform wearers to be more trustworthy and credible, professionals with the ability to get the job done.

“In law enforcement, a visible, impressive uniformed police presence on the street, at a mall, or other institution can also work to significantly allay the public's fears, bringing more business to the establishment,” notes NAUMD President Richard Lerman.

“As unfortunate past events have shown, in times of crisis, there is nothing more comforting to a community than an easily identifiable uniformed police officer.”

That is because uniforms are the ultimate communicator of image and authority. They are essential to security and law enforcement work, for it is how the public identifies who can help them when they are in need.

What makes a department stand out? Here's a quick look at this year's top winners:
• Independence, MO, Police Department – Alamar Uniform Company, supplier. Besting others in its category, This department's dressed to impress look is classic – uniforms are blue; ties black in color. Officers have the option of wearing a long sleeved shirt and tie or turtleneck in winter.

A navy blue crew neck t-shirt may be substituted for the turtleneck at the officer's expense. Caps are worn at all official functions and are optional at other times.

• Rowlett, TX, Police Department – Red the Uniform Tailor, supplier. Rowlett's uniforms are made from natural, durable and breathable fabrics, a must given the Texas climate.

A 55/45% Dacron poly-wool blend is used for all general issue shirts and pants. Shirts feature sewn in zippers and decorative metal buttons bearing the Lone Star of the State of Texas.

• Wyoming, MI, Police Department – Nye Uniform Company, supplier. The Class A uniform is the standard duty uniform of this department and is worn for regular assignments. The look consists of a long or short sleeved shirt with metal badge/name plate and “serving since” attachment.

Must ReadView All


Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2021

ECOS urges EC to apply ecodesign principles to textile products

The international NGO Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS) has ...

Pic: Salvatore Ferragamo

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Apr 2021

Salvatore Ferragamo launches new platform to discuss sustainability

Italian luxury goods company Salvatore Ferragamo has launched...

Pic: Lululemon

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Apr 2021

Canadian retailer Lululemon announces sustainability initiatives

Canada-based Lululemon Athletica has announced 2 new initiatives that ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Indian apparel industry looks poised for slow death

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Verticals like fast fashion won’t completely adopt personalisation on...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Value of 'Made in India' should get more importance

Shyam Gupta,

Shyam Gupta

Established by <b>Shyam Gupta</b> in 1978, Gargee Designer's (GD) offers...

Sandra Sequeira,

Sandra Sequeira

The JD Institute of Fashion Technology is the educational division of JD...

Gus Bartholomew,

Gus Bartholomew

<b>Gus Bartholomew</b>, co-founder of SupplyCompass, explains to <b>Subir...

Daniel Kaye, RocketLife

Daniel Kaye

<div>RocketLife, an award-winning developer of breakthrough visual...

Frank Heislitz, Freudenberg

Frank Heislitz

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...

Jacques Prigneaux, EDANA

Jacques Prigneaux

EDANA has been the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha &amp; Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi is a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

April 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search