GDC Unveils New Uniforms for Correctional Officers

Commissioner: 
Timothy C. Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Kasandra Ortiz
Contact Number: 
478-796-2489
Contact Email: 
Kasandra.Ortiz@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
May 8, 2019
STATE OF GEORGIA

GDC Unveils New Uniforms for Correctional Officers

New Look, Same Commitment

FORSYTH, Ga. –  The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has unveiled new uniforms for its 5,500 dedicated Correctional Officers as part of the agency’s commitment to staff, as well as efforts to enhance security.  The uniforms were designed to be cooler and to provide a more streamlined process for Officers as they enter the facility.

“The new uniform has been a priority of the agency and I am proud to see it come to fruition,” said Timothy C. Ward, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections. “Our dedicated Correctional Staff work hard and they deserve to have a new look that matches their excellence, and we are excited to be able to announce the new uniforms while we are celebrating National Correctional Officers Week.”

A team of Officers conducted research on several designs, taking many factors into consideration such as durability, comfort and breathability.  Staff were able to field test the designs prior to recommending the final uniform, which includes a polo-style shirt with the GDC logo and rank patches, and tactical cargo pants.

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About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov .

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