The rutherford police department, seen in the late 1990s US television series "3rd rock from the sun", is an organisation charged with law enforcement in the fictional town of Rutherford, ohio. The recuring character Don Orville is a member of the department.
The uniform worn by the department appears to be similar to those worn by most US police department in the 1990s. It is composed of:
- dark blue pants with a medium blue band along the outer seems
- a pale blue shirt with 2 breast pockets, shoulder flaps and shield-shaped department patch on both upper arms.
- a dark blue tie
In cold weather, officers can add a dark blue coat with black fur collar, 2 breast pockets, shoulder flaps and shield-shaped department patch on both upper arms.
The character Officer Orville is seen wearing 3 golden chevron pointing up on a medium blue backup on each arms. Although not verified, one might assume that all other ranks used for officers of the Rutherford Police Department follow the usual US pattern.