(A) The standard winter hat shall have an Australian style three-inch flat brim, a crown height of four and one-half inches with a center crease, and gold acorn braid. There shall be slots in the brim for a leather hat strap. The color of the hat shall be Stratton number F42 graphite grey or equivalent. At the option of the county sheriff, the winter hat may be worn all year.
(B) The standard summer hat shall be grey hemp and have a three-inch brim, a crown height of four-and-one half inches with a center crease, and gold acorn braid. There shall be slots in the brim for a leather hat strap. The summer hat may be worn at the option of the sheriff. All deputies must conform to the sheriff's option.
(C) A fur and cloth hat is optional for cold weather. It shall be Canadian style, with a black cloth top, a black fur brim, and earflaps.
(D) Badge eyelet: both the standard summer hat and the standard winter hat shall have a badge eyelet centered at the front of the crown. The optional fur and cloth hat shall have a badge eyelet on the front of the peak.
(E) In lieu of a hat, a protective helmet may be worn. The helmet shall be made of plastic or similar material capable of deflecting blows of extreme force, absorbing shock, and protecting the skull.
(F) At the option of the sheriff, ball caps, black in color, with an embroidered star, may be worn for special events or assignments.