News : New 'green' police garment sold locally

Jan 22, 2010

Featured in the Portsmouth Herald

After deciding his patrol officer's uniform was “outdated,” Officer Sean Evans went shopping, found a fleece jacket he liked better and convinced police brass to approve it as an official PPD garment.

A couple dozen officers have since followed suit, prompting the local “Green Alliance” to promote the patrol officers as “men in blue” turning “green.”

The waterproof fleece jackets are made from recycled plastic bottles and sold by Warehouse Clothing Outlet on West Road, said Sarah Brown, project coordinator for Green Alliance. The Alliance certifies local businesses as “green,” said Brown, who commended the clothing store for stocking the line of fleece garments made from melted plastic bottles that are spun into fabric. Read the full story here!