WKUPD changes uniform

Shantel-Ann Pettway

The WKU Police Department recently made changes to its uniforms and unveiled the alterations at the second home football game Saturday, Oct. 4.

The new uniforms have light gray tops with metal buttons going down the middle with dark gray bottoms and a light gray stripe running down the outside of both pant legs.

Capt. Dominic Ossello of WKUPD said the department sported the same French-blue uniforms since its formation on WKU’s campus in 1974, and the changes were made because the police department wanted to align itself with the university.

Ossello said incorporating well-known university landmarks onto the uniforms is one of the ways WKUPD strives to show their school spirit.

Changes to the patch and badge are two examples of this. The new red circular patch on the shoulder of the uniform features the Guthrie Bell Tower and the signature Red Towel along with the WKUPD motto “Integrity-Responsibility-Commitment.”

The new badge features Cherry Hall in the center. 

The uniforms also have an awards banner on the chest of the uniform, which allows the officers to display any of their special honors.

“I believe these changes show our commitment to the university,” Ossello said.