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Deputy Sheriff's Law Enforcement Management Unit (DSLEM)

2019 - 2023 DSLEMMemorandum of Understanding: Article 13: Uniforms and Equipment

Deputy Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Management

13.1 Uniforms

Each Sheriff’s office employee covered by this Memorandum of Understanding shall be assigned a full complement of uniforms that meet the specifications prescribed by the County.  Each employee who is required by the Sheriff to perform an assignment in which the employee is required to be in uniform shall wear the uniform that conforms to the specifications required by the County as a condition of employment.  Employees assigned to duties requiring the wearing of uniform shall be entitled to the replacement of worn out or damaged uniform items as long as they continue to be assigned to such duties, provided that such damage occurred through no fault of the employee.  Employees who are not assigned to duties that require the wearing of a uniform shall be responsible for the maintenance of a serviceable dress uniform that meets County specifications.

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13.2 Equipment

While required safety equipment will be provided by the Sheriff’s Department, additional work-related apparel, equipment and upgrades are provided by the employee.  The employee shall receive an equipment allowance of $500, to be paid during the month of July.

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13.3 Use of Uniforms and Equipment

The parties acknowledge that County issued uniforms are not suitable for everyday wear outside working hours, and the employees shall use the equipment and wear uniforms only while on duty and traveling to and from County work.

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