Some Columbia cops sporting shorts

Officer Joshua Gainey (Source: CPD)
Officer Joshua Gainey (Source: CPD)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - In a departure from long pants and shiny shoes, some Columbia police officers may be wearing shorts and sneakers this summer. 

Police Chief Randy Scott is now allowing officers to wear shorts as part of the normal patrol uniforms. 

The effort, according to the Columbia Police Department 's facebook page, is to "keep officers cooler during the hot summer months."

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