Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce that members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will be wearing a new shoulder patch on their uniform shirts in the very near future. This is the first major change to the Sheriff’s Office shoulder patch in nearly 80 years.
Earlier this year, all Sheriff’s Office employees were encouraged to submit designs containing their vision of the future shoulder patch. Over 20 employees submitted designs and a selection committee agreed on the final design approved for uniform use.
The patch emphasizes the word ‘SHERIFF’ in bold lettering at the top, so the community can easily differentiate sheriff’s employees from other municipal police. Below the word ‘SHERIFF’ the public will see the division or unit each employee is assigned (i.e. ‘POLICE,’ ‘CORRECTIONS,’ ‘AUXILIARY,’ etc.).
Sheriff’s Command Staff will wear a shoulder patch with gold lettering and gold trim. Non-Command Sheriff’s Staff will wear a shoulder patch with silver lettering and silver trim.
Additionally, the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Division will transition from a medium-blue colored uniform shirt to a navy-blue uniform shirt, at a savings of nearly $20.00 per shirt, which will save approximately $10,000.00 per year.
Sheriff John Idleburg said, “Our new shoulder patch brings consistency in appearance for all of our uniformed staff. Deciding on the design of the patch was certainly not an easy task. We have many talented employees who submitted terrific designs. Our new patch design and new uniform shirt colors will have a long-lasting impression on our Office, and we are very excited for the transition.”