Wis. spends $26k on new Capitol police uniforms

CREATED Nov 22, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two Milwaukee uniform companies have charged Gov. Scott Walker's administration nearly $26,000 for new state Capitol police outfits.

Invoices show Lark Uniform Outfitters, Inc., billed the state Department of Administration $1,279 for gold and silver buttons and caps.

Badger Uniforms billed the agency $24,500 for shirts and pants.

New Capitol Police Chief David Erwin ordered the new uniforms as part of his plan to upgrade the department's image when he took over in July. T

he retired Marine and Wisconsin State Patrol veteran also has banned his officers from wearing beards and goatees.