Police officers in most regions of South Australia will be sporting a new, dark-blue 'New York' style uniform within 18 months.
The new-look uniforms have been unveiled by Police Commission Gary Burns in Adelaide.
"These are highly professional uniforms ... they should provide more comfort to officers than the current uniform," he said.
Officers in the Eyre and Western and Far North local service areas of the state, which include the towns of Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Ceduna and Cleve, will retain their current khaki uniform.
However, officers in the York and Mid-North region, who currently wear a combination of blue and khaki, will swap to the new-look uniform.
Port Pirie, Clare and Port Germein are included.
It is the first uniform upgrade since 1981.
A new broad-rimmed hat and a lighter unisex peak cap will be introduced while baseball-style caps will be abolished, except under operational conditions.
Officer's old shirts, jumpers and trousers will be donated to the Animal Welfare League to be used as bedding.
Students at the Adelaide College of Arts in Light Square will receive the old leather jackets which will be be reinvented into footwear, bags and clothing during design courses.
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