Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oakland County Michigan Sheriff's Department in MultiCam

Provided by Alan Stamm/ Birmingham Patch
Many law enforcement tactical teams are donning camouflage uniforms when it comes to special mission specific activities. The deputies of the Oakland County Sheriff's Special Response Team have the latest MultiCam Army Combat Uniforms, which are making their way to law enforcement departments around the nation. 

With the terrorist attacks that took place in Mumbai at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel among several other sites in the city, one can see why proper hotel clearance of armed terrorists could be a high priority for a Special Weapons and Tactics Team. 

The Birmingham Patch covered the deputies of Oakland County's latest training mission as they held a hotel clearance drill to test their abilities in combating possible terrorist scenarios in Birmingham, Michigan. Luckily for them, they had an old dilapidated hotel to conduct their exercise, and any damage caused would soon be covered up with a demolition of the building. 

You can see in this photo that they went full coverage in their camouflage application. In addition to the uniforms, they had helmet covers and Armor Carriers in MultiCam. There were also a LT. onsite with a MultiCam Operator's Cap to match the deputies. 

The deputies also wore matching camouflage name tapes with thread that looked similar to the Air Force's new "Spice Brown" lettering. The Sheriff wore the units custom embroidered patch in MultiCam as well . It is noted in the article that the deputies are normally outfitted in standard police patrol uniforms, so the camo only comes out in conjunction with these training runs, and when  the team must take part in Special Response missions that may come up at the drop of a hat. 

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