DELAWARE COUNTY, OK.--- "I just want to show this is a new day, a new department, and we want to provide the very best for the public," states Sheriff Harlan Moore, Delaware County Sheriff.
Since he took over in October, Sheriff Harlan Moore has been making extensive changes to his department.
"Our cars were every color in the world," states Sheriff Moore.
Now, they all match.
"I think now, we have 8 out there and they're all white with new markings, and eventually they will all be," says Sheriff Moore.
Just like the cars, uniforms were an array of colors, but Moore ordered new ones to solve that problem.
"If you look professional and you act professional, you'll do a better job and the public will appreciate it," states Sheriff Moore.
The changes aren't just being made on the streets, but also behind jail doors.
"We cleaned the jail up. It was in fairly good shape, but we went a few steps further and actually, I like to call it, sanitized it," says Sheriff Moore.
The entryway to the jail was being used as storage space, Moore says it was a safety hazard and made the call to have it emptied.
"That stuff could be potential weapons," states Sheriff Moore.
He's also made it a priority to have a jail shake down on a regular basis.
"First and foremost, that the employees are safe in there and also the inmates are safe against one another," states Sheriff Moore.
Jailers check inmates for contraband every few weeks.
"Making sure they don't have any edge weapons, knifes, they can make them out of toothbrushes, anything," says Sheriff Moore.
Professionalism is something Moore is instilling in all of his workers. He believes the department is moving in the right direction with all these improvements. Sheriff Moore sold 18 old and broken down patrol cars for $5,000 to pay for the uniforms and car markings.