Law enforcement fashionistas can finally exhale: Washington State Patrol has successfully defended its title as the best-dressed law enforcement agency in the country, as determined by the the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD). It's the first agency ever to win consecutive titles. From WSP's press release:
The award is based on submission of entry with photographs, history and explanation of each of the different working uniforms worn by WSP
These uniforms include traditional blues with campaign hat and bowtie; light blue shirt and navy blue trousers of the communications officer, grey shirt and black trousers of the Commercial Vehicle Division; and bicycle uniform worn by Capitol Campus Security.
"It's especially gratifying to win with the uniforms that employees actually wear on the job," Batiste said. "When a member of the public contacts the state patrol, they know immediately they're dealing with a professional."