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Metroparks Rangers Win Best Dressed Competition

Posted May 19th, 2017 by Scott Carpenter  Category: Community Interest, General News, Other

 

Metroparks Rangers, outfitted by Superior Uniform Sales, were given the award for best dressed small law enforcement department in the country by the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors.

The association (known as NAUMD) is a trade group that has been representing the uniform and image apparel industries since 1933.

Superior is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing uniforms and specialty apparel throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan for nearly 35 years. The company provides the uniforms worn by the park district’s 30 rangers and supervisors. Superior entered the Metroparks uniforms in this year’s Best Dressed Law Enforcement Competition, sponsored annually by NAUMD.

“We’ve been doing business with Metroparks for 34 years and they have always demanded high-quality, durable and comfortable uniforms,” says Superior’s CEO Bill Darah. “The program sticks to strict specifications. The Rangers wear their uniforms proudly and look good every day.”

“Looking like the official law enforcement officers that they are, while having the utility to patrol the parks on foot, bicycles or in vehicles is important to our ranger staff,” said Jose Fausnaugh, chief of operations for Metroparks of the Toledo Area. “In the park district, we pride ourselves on providing clean, safe, natural parks, with great customer service from our staff. That includes looking our best.”

The Rangers’ everyday uniform consists of a variety of items. They wear black pants and olive green Armorksin vest carriers made of a polyester/cotton rip-stop material. Other items in black include mock turtlenecks, 4-in-1 patrol jackets, sweaters and ball caps.

For almost 40 years, the Public Safety Best Dressed Competition has honored the nation’s law enforcement community by highlighting the vital role uniforms play in police work. NAUMD judges review each department’s professional appearance and uniform diversity, paying close attention to detail and written standards.

The Metroparks Rangers and Superior were announced as the winners recently during an awards ceremony at the NAUMD Annual Convention & Expo held in Nashville, TN.

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