Public Safety Best Dressed Awards 

Each year, the NAUMD presents the Public Safety Best Dressed Awards to police, fire and sheriff departments across North America. Independent judges evaluate the submissions based on 1) appearance 2) functionality for the job 3) use of technology & innovation to determine the best overall uniform programs. In addition to recognizing the departments, the award recognizes the distributors and manufacturers involved in the program.  The judges award 1 to 10 points for each criteria.  The submission with the most total points from all the judges is the winner.

On November 1, 2017, NAUMD will begin accepting submissions for the 2018 awards.  The deadline for submissions is February 16, 2018. Three FINALISTS will be named in each category.  All FINALISTS will receive a certificate designating their status.  The national WINNERS will be named at the convention on March 27, 2018.   

Any association member or department is eligible to submit their customer’s program. Award winners are announced at the NAUMD Annual Convention & Expo. Winning the award creates a lasting bond between the provider and their customer. The NAUMD promotes the winners through various outlets to maximize exposure.

The goal of the awards is to promote professionalism and excellence within the uniform industry. The NAUMD membership is a community for the uniform industry that works on projects to help all pursue a common future.

Submission Categories:


Law Enforcement - Small (Under 100)

Law Enforcement - Medium (100 to 500)

Law Enforcement - Large (Over 500)

First Responders - Small (Under 100)

First Responders - Medium (100 to 500)

First Responders - Large (Over 500)

Private Security Companies