Another feather in the hats of our Louisiana State Policemen:  the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD) has named them the best-dressed state agency in the country!

Speaking from personal experience (I have had a few instances in which I have had to come into contact with different local, state and federal "agents"), the LSP's professionalism is top-notch.  Having attended a events with troopers in attendance,  (formal occasions, fundraisers, and on-the-job events), our "boys in blue" are consistently polite, professional, and presentable.

We received the following news release from Troop Headquarters in Baton Rouge:

The Louisiana State Police has been selected by the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD) as the best dressed state agency in the country.  This is the second time that the department has received this recognition.

NAUMD has represented the uniform and image apparel industries since 1933.  Its 500+ members include manufacturers, designers, producers, and retailers of uniforms, as well as those who produce products and services for the industry at large.

Now in its 36th year, the Best Dressed Public Safety Awards is open to all public safety departments across North America.  Participants must submit a completed entry form, as well as photographs depicting the various uniforms in their program.  An independent panel of experts reviews each department’s professional appearance and uniform diversity, paying close attention to detail and written standards.

“As an agency, it is always nice to receive positive recognition and we are thankful to NAUMD for this award,” said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent.  “The Louisiana State Police has always taken great pride in the uniform that we wear as it represents our commitment to the citizens of Louisiana to whom we serve.  The Louisiana Trooper uniform continues to be one of the most recognizable in the country with its color scheme and our state clearly represented through the shape of the badge and patches.”

The Louisiana State Police has worn several uniform variations over its 76 year history. The current uniform was adopted in 1973.

Kudos to the Louisiana State Police, for continuing to represent the great state of Louisiana so well!

(Do you know about the Louisiana State Troopers Association?   The LSTA is a non-profit organization that does great things for their members, and for the public!  More information on how you can help the LSTA will be published soon!)