Booneville Police Department officers are now outfitted in new uniforms that Police Chief Rusty Lewis believes exhibit a more professional look.
The uniform consists of khaki pants and a button down top which is a dark navy, termed LAPD Blue. The shirt has a badge emblem on the left and the officer’s name on the right, with the initials BPD on the lapels.
Lewis said last week reaction to the look has been positive.
“Most people seem to like the button down (shirt) better than the Polos,” Lewis said.
Agreeing it is a more professional look, Booneville Mayor Jerry Wilkins said he likes the new uniform.
BPD Lieutenant Ben Villarreal told the Booneville City Council the move was being made to the new uniforms and Wilkins said the expense is being covered by the BPD’s portion of the city’s sales tax.
The BPD receives 22 percent of the proceeds of the tax, which amounted to almost $150,000 in 2018.