Ashford: Maumee Company To Supply New Uniforms For Prison Officers
Tactical duty uniforms to be worn by elite special response teams
September 28, 2015
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State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced that a Lucas County company has been selected to provide new, specialized uniforms for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The state contract, not to exceed $58,000, was awarded to Maumee-based Superior Industrial Supply & Services.

“This state contract speaks to the high-quality products made right here in our community by the Superior Industrial Supply & Services,” said Rep. Ashford. “The ultra-durable tactical duty uniforms will be worn by and will help keep safe the men and women serving in our corrections facilities.”

The new uniforms will be used by the department's Special Response Team (SRT) and Special Tactics and Response (STAR) team, which consist of highly trained officers who are equipped for tactical and high-risk situations. The teams respond to critical incidents such as hostage negotiation, high risk transport of offenders, and regaining control of disturbances.

Members of both teams must wear tactical duty uniforms (TDUs), which are durable fatigues designed to accommodate the equipment carried by the teams.

Garments from multiple vendors were wear tested, and the garments provided by Superior Industrial Supply & Services were determined to best meet the durability requirements of the teams.

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