Grayson County Sheriff Tom Watt showed off the different variations of his agency’s new uniforms to the Commissioners Court Tuesday morning.
Watt and Chief Deputy Tony Bennie wore the long-sleeved uniforms with ties, while other Grayson County Sheriff’s Office personnel modeled the short-sleeved detention uniforms and the enforcement uniforms that include body armor. All the uniforms feature a tan shirt and forest green trousers.
“This wouldn’t be possible without your support,” Watt said to the commissioners. “We appreciate your support. I don’t think you can truly be proud until you look the best that you can look. And I think these uniforms look pretty sharp.”
Watt said he believes the department’s former brown uniforms had been in use for about 30 years, so the change was a “nice upgrade.”
“They are a big hit,” Watt said of the feedback he’s received from his staff. “They really enjoyed getting away from the brown to the green. They breathe a lot better than our old uniforms did and in the Texas heat that’s really important.”
Watt first discussed the need for new uniforms during last year’s budget discussions with the commissioners.
“It was time for a change,” Watt said. “We don’t buy new uniforms every day. Not only did they provide us with the new uniforms, they are helping us upgrade all of our equipment.”
The commissioners had positive things to say about the uniforms and thanked Watt and his deputies for attending the meeting to show off the new styles.
“They look sharp, sheriff,” Grayson County Judge Bill Magers said.