A new look for KCPD officers, as new uniform choices have 16-week trial on the streets of Kansas City

Jim Cunningham
May 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm
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Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Police Department is looking to make some changes to the style of uniforms its officers have been wearing since the 1980s. 

The heavy shirt and wool pants just aren't conducive to the warm weather in Kansas City, says police Captain Donald Jantzen.

A 10-person committee is overseeing a four-month trial run of three diffferent uniform styles.  Two include dark navy shirts that are made of a much lighter material than the current shirts. One option includes a french-blue shirt, the same color as officers wear now.

Jantzen says committee will submit their selection for the best uniform to Chief Rick Smith, who will make the final decision. 

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