YORK COUNTY, SC – Beginning Friday October 19, 2018 some York County citizens may notice a few York County Sheriff’s Deputies wearing a new style of uniform. These test uniforms are for a trial period to ascertain if the Sheriff’s Office might switch to a new style of patrol uniform.
The new test uniforms are khaki shirts, with green BDU style pants. Including a black or green in color ballistic vest carrier with the word “Sheriff” written on the outside. Most Patrol Deputies will continue to wear the normal grey uniform shirt with black pants.
Sheriff Kevin Tolson would like to inform York County citizens if you are met by a Deputy in this new test style of uniform they are indeed a Deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Office. The Deputies wearing the uniforms during the trial period will be driving fully marked sheriff’s office patrol cars. However, if citizens have concerns about an encounter with a Deputy in these new style uniforms, they are encouraged to call 9-1-1 or 803-628-3056 to confirm with a York County dispatcher the person is indeed a Sheriff’s Deputy.