Uniforms can be a significant expense for any person in law enforcement. While some agencies provide uniforms, others provide a stipend, expecting officers to procure their uniforms on their own. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s critical to find a reliable uniform vendor who offers what you need at a price you can afford. Otherwise, you may wind up paying for your law enforcement and tactical gear out of your own pocket.
Having a uniform plan and budget in advance keeps uniform costs down. You’ll learn what items you need and the amount of your stipend from your boss, as well as whether you will order directly, or through the office. With this knowledge in hand, you can plan your purchases to ensure you get all the gear you need while staying within budget.
The right vendor is critical to this process. You need uniforms that meet the department standard, that are durable, and that are cost effective. You’ll likely find that there are several vendors you can choose from, but that pricing will vary between them.
Talk with other officers in your squad, as well as the person responsible for uniform standards regarding preferred vendors. There’s no reason to do a lot of research on your own when other officers in your department have been purchasing law enforcement tactical gear already and can tell you which vendors offer the best quality for the price.
The right vendor will allow you to stretch your budget while having everything you need to meet department dress standards. Don’t make the common mistake of thinking all vendors offer the same quality and the same prices. Your gear is too important to your job, and your budget. Trust US Uniform & Supply to outfit you with the highest quality law enforcement gear at the best prices!