For casual dress, volunteers shall wear:
- Practical, durable cargo pants in olive drab or tan without excessive ornamentation, or
- Cargo shorts or convertable cargo pants (zip-off legs) of the same kind. Convertible pants are practical in the field, not just for dealing with weather, heat , and water but also for rapidly examining sprains and leg injuries with less damage to the wardrobe.
- For women: tasteful cargo capris are an alternative.
- In long pants, it is preferred that the pants blouse over the boots. Pants with legs that tie and tuck or have stirrups to secure them into the boot are more practical in warm weather duty (ticks and briars) in any case.
- Careful selection will allow casual dress pants to interchange with dress uniform. It is suggested that a volunteer start with dress-capable uniform pants and consign them to field use as they show wear.
- Standard, military-style webbing belts in olive drab or tan with standard brass buckle. The buckle may be embellished with the Maltese Cross, with "LC", or plain.
- Coordinated suspenders may be worn if desired and may be more practical in field duty. Button on suspenders will likely be more durable and reliable than clips.
- Official Auxiliary knit shirts, currently in grey. We will have order numbers available for vendors who provide them to spec in a selection of approved colors. We will do group purchases or issue donated shirts as available.
- Rank insignia pins to the collar tabs of the shirts.
- Imprinted Auxiliary tee-shirts or tasteful non-logoed casual shirts/blouse with imprinted Auxiliary hats/jackets for informal events (no rank insignia).
- Imprinted Auxiliary hat.
- Plain brown, tan, or olive drab ballcap; avoid blue or black;
- Plain brown or olive drab oilcloth or similar brimmed hat. Take care to avoid confusion with the "Mounty"-style hat sometimes worn by Deputees or Sheriff. Look for a western or Australian style.
- Hard hat if required for duty. For easy recognition in the field, rank insignia is painted on the back of a hard hat, usually in black: a single vertical stripe for a Lieutenant (either grade), a double-stripe for Captain, an oak leaf or club for Major, horizontal chevrons for enlisted (one for Private, two for corporal, three for Sergeant, four for Master Sergeant, and five for Sergeant Major--- this makes it easy to update for promotions and brevet promotions can be done quickly in the field).
- Standard black or tan service boots; note that black is required for dress uniform if you wish to have a pair which does double-duty.
- Imprinted Auxiliary or "Sheriff's Office" windbreakers or short jackets, as available.
- If necessary, any required gear or appropriate coat with a safety vest or imprinted safety vest.
- For officers: a full-length wool or duck officer's coat in grey (wool), tan, or olive drab with insignia pinned to epaulets.
Safety or occupational equipment
- Required safety equipment takes precedence over uniform requirements. If you are required to wear a bunker jacket for an assignment, wear a bunker jacket. If you are required to wear a tactical vest, tool vest, non-flammable vest, riding helmet, equestrian clothing, leathers (motor cycle use), one-piece clothing with no snaggable parts for machinery, etc., satisfy safety first. As these issues develop, we will work out ways to attempt to satisfy them and retain a distinctive, identifiable look.
- At an incident site, the rules of the ICS Safety Officer or similar designated responder-safety official (or orders of the Sheriff/supervising Deputy) regarding clothing and equipment take precedence over anything in this section.