Frisco police go blue |

Frisco police go blue

FRISCO – The Frisco Police are getting the blues.

For years, the Frisco Police Department has worn brown uniforms – a color more often associated with United Parcel Service (UPS) and Forest Service workers than police, said Frisco Police Chief Tom Wickman. Soon, officers will wear blue instead.

“Blue is the color for international policing,” Wickman said. “All around the globe, (police) wear blue.”

The town council recently approved up to $9,000 for new uniforms for the department. In addition to the blue uniforms, the cost will cover new North Face jackets for officers (called “The Force” jacket) and a new patch.

To date, the town’s patch for police officers has matched Frisco’s logo – a sailboat on a lake, with mountains in the background.

Wickman designed the department’s new patch with Town Manager Alan Briley and Community Relations Director Linda Lichtendahl, he said. The new design is more reflective of the town’s two tourist seasons and includes a Nordic skier, Frisco’s Old Schoolhouse, Mount Royal and Little Chief and a sailboat on the lake.

Wickman said he was hoping the new uniforms would be ready by early March, but it depends on the patches, which are being stitched now.

Officers seem pleased with the prospect of new uniforms, he said.

“Most of the comments are that it’s about time,” Wickman said.

The town will not be adopting the police department’s new patch design for the town logo, Lichtendahl said.

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