Sheriff's Office employees and volunteers wear a variety of uniforms as they perform their day-to-day duties.
Deputies normally wear a forest green button-down uniform shirt, either short sleeved or long sleeved, with a shoulder patch reading "SHERIFF" across the top. They also wear tan trousers with a green stripe affixed to the outside seams, with normal uniform accessories including a gold, seven-point metal badge and a gold nameplate. For certain occasions, deputies wear a black tie with this uniform. Learn more about the tradition of the deputy uniform.
Technical and special services deputies may be assigned special clothing to fulfill designated duty functions. The "Class C" uniform consists of a black button-down shirt and black trousers with specified uniform accessories. Examples of when this uniform may be worn include SWAT or Bomb Squad special operations, or training days.
Animal Control Officers
Animal Control officers wear a grey uniform shirt with black pants or shorts, in accordance with the season. They wear a Sheriff's Office shoulder patch with "Animal Control Officer" embroidered on it, along with a metal badge and a gold nameplate. Animal Control officers have authority to enforce county ordinances and are commissioned through the Colorado Department of Agriculture as peace officers for the purposes of enforcing animal cruelty laws and dangerous dog laws.
Detention specialists wear a tan uniform shirt with with insignia reading "Detention Specialist" affixed above each shoulder patch, and a gold, seven-point metal badge. Specialists wear black pants and a gold nameplate. Specialists may wear a brown jacket with the same distinguishing characteristics as the uniform shirt. Detention specialists are not law enforcement officers and are not POST-certified.
Reserve deputies wear the same uniform as full time deputy sheriffs, with insignia reading "RESERVE" affixed above each shoulder patch. Reserves are POST-certified and have law enforcement authority while on duty.
Cadets wear a grey uniform shirt and black utility pants. Cadets do not possess nor wear a metal badge. Their shirts display a cloth breast patch, with insignia reading "CADET" above each shoulder patch. Cadets may wear a jacket with the same distinguishing characteristics as the uniform shirt. Cadets may on occasion wear a simple black polo shirt with "CADET" embroidered on the left front of the shirt. Cadets are not law enforcement officers and are not POST-certified.
Explorers wear a uniform consisting of a light blue uniform shirt and black pants. Explorers neither possess nor wear a badge; their shirts display a cloth breast patch. Explorers wear a shoulder patch that differs from a deputy's shoulder patch; the Explorer shoulder patch is blue and identifies the wearer as a law enforcement Explorer. Explorers are not law enforcement officers and are not POST-certified.
Recruits attending the law enforcement training academy as Jefferson County Sheriff's Office trainees wear the same uniform as full time deputy sheriffs, but do not wear a badge. Recruits may only wear the uniform while traveling to and from the academy and during academy classes. Recruits attending the JCSO academy who are in training for other police departments wear the uniform of their department, without the badge. Recruits are not yet law enforcement officers and are not POST-certified until graduation.
Jun 12, 2009 08:55 AM