Miller County Sheriff’s Office Unveils New Unit Markings

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The Miller County Sheriff’s Office unveiled two new patrol vehicles Saturday afternoon during the 2019 Mardi Gras parade downtown. Sheriff Jackie Runion is delighted to introduce an updated striping package to the community.

Symbolism and meaning are incorporated into the new MCSO unit markings.

First, the “Thin Blue Line” has been incorporated into the scheme. We, (Law Enforcement), stand together in solidarity between victims of crime, and those who prey on the most vulnerable of our community. On the sides of the unit are wide black stripes that contain the “Thin Blue Line”. The modern printing style reflecting “Sheriff and Miller County” readily identifies the vehicle. The traditional Sheriff’s 5-point badge, proudly displayed, is located in a forward position.

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On the rear quarter panels is the “Thin Gold Line”, which is incorporated into the 911 symbol. The “Thin Gold Line” pays tribute to 911 dispatchers who are emergency communications professionals that remain extremely calm under pressure, who are called upon provide accurate and timely information to police officers, allowing them to perform their duties through a two-way communications device. Police dispatchers are the voice to 911 and often police officer’s lifeline. Dispatching is often a thanklessness job. The “Thin Gold Line “in the new striping package displays unity with dispatchers, in recognition of their service.

The back of the unit displays “IN GOD WE TRUST” in a predominant location, centered on the back, making it a focus point. “In God We Trust” is the official motto of the United States.

The new vehicles have traditional light bars on the roof and identification numbers on the back right bumper. This feature will make it easier for residents to identify individual vehicles for dispatchers in the event they have questions or concerns about encounters with law enforcement.

At night the “Thin Blue Line” decals are reflective. These features make the units readily recognizable as Miller County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars. The transition to the new scheme will occur over the next few months.

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