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South Salt Lake City Police Department is among the best dressed in the nation

The South Salt Lake Police Department has been named the best dressed by the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors.
The South Salt Lake Police Department has been named the best dressed by the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors.
Courtesy Gary Keller, Executive Officer, South Salt Lake Police Department

Utahns sure do look good in uniform.

At least, that's what the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors thinks.

The organization recently announced that the South Salt Lake City Police Department is one of the 2017 best dressed public safety departments in the nation.

Other departments that won include the Metroparks of the Toledo Area in Ottawa Hills, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in San Antonio, Lake Travis Fire-Rescue in Austin, and Orlando Fire Department in Orlando.

One winner was chosen for each category, which was based on the size of the public safety department. South Salt Lake won among departments with 100 to 500 officers.

"Officers and first responders are an icon of safety, and their uniforms are a critical component of making them recognizable and approachable to the public," Neal Waters, president of the NAUMD, said in a press release. "Looking and feeling great go hand-in-hand, so it’s important for safety professionals to feel comfortable and confident on the job."

According to the press release, a panel of fashion experts judged the uniforms for each department. They were looking for a design that was trendy, practical and innovative.

The award was meant to recognize both the department that does its duty to keep the country safe, as well as the company which provides the uniforms for each department. The uniforms the South Salt Lake Police Department wears are made by Fechheimer Brothers Company.

Brittany Binowski is a senior web producer for Deseret National. You may contact her at bbinowski@deseretdigital.com or tweet her online @binowski.