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This page shows the patches that are on the Museum Wall.  Each patch tells a story about the place, people and events.  Each patch tells about the officers, trainers, and equipment manufacturers. I hope you enjoy looking at there history.  I would like to Thank all of the Departments, Officers, LE Equipment Companies and Organizations for their support.

 

The Patch Wall is growing thank you all for supporting Police Motor Units.com   If you wish to send a patch please send me an email: steve@policemotorunits.com


ALABAMA


Alabama Highway Patrol

Since 1972, the Alabama State Troopers have proudly displayed Alabama’s Coat-of-Arms on their shoulder patch.

The beginning of the 1970s marked a new look for Alabama’s State Troopers with a new patch designed by the Department of Public Safety.

Alabama’s important role in our nation’s history makes the patch most appropriate.  It features a reproduction of Alabama’s Coat-of-Arms, which was officially adopted by the Legislature in 1939.

The Coat-of-Arms consists of a shield on which appear the emblems of the five governments that have held sovereignty over Alabama , either in whole or in part, for 400 years – Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States, the Confederacy, and again the United States.  This shield is supported on both sides by eagles, symbols of courage.  The crest is a model of the ship in which Iberville and Bienville sailed to our country from France and settled the first Colony of Europeans in the Mobile Country in 1699.  The ship is significant also of the face that Alabama is a maritime state.

The motto beneath the shield in Latin is “Audemus jura nostra defendere” which means “We Dare Defend Our Rights.”

Birmingham, AL Police Department

Huntsville, AL Police Department

Madison County, AL Sheriff's Office

Mobile, AL Police Department

Creola, AL Police Department

Donated by Ray Giffith Motor 6


Daulphin Island, AL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Dothan, AL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Florence, AL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Houston County, AL Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Lauderdale County, AL Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Lowndes County, AL Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6


New Brockton, AL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Poarch Creek Indian Tribal Police Department

Atmore, AL

Dontacted by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Satsuma, AL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Escambia County, AL Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Troy State University, AL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6

Ray Graduated for Troy State

Shelby County, AL Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Shelby County, AL Sheriff's Department

Tactical Response Team

Donated by Ray Griffith Motor 6


ALASKA


Alaska State Troopers

Alaska Highway Patrol

Anchorage, AL Police Department

Juneau, AL Police Department



ARIZONA


Arizona Highway Patrol

Chandler, AZ Police Department

The patch, dsigned in 1976 is a rendering of the Arizona State Seal and Flag combined into one emblem.  The center of the patch is the State Seal which depicts the agricultural and mining background of the State.  The words DITAT DEUS means "God Enriches."  Surrounding the seal is a large copper star which represents Statehood for Arizona and incorporation for the City of Chandler, both of which occurred in 1912.  The star is superimposed over the State flag representing the emergence of the Copper State. 

Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff's Office

Navajo County, AZ Sheriff's Office

Phoenix, AZ Police Department

Pima County, AZ Sheriff's Office


Pinal County, AZ Sheriff's Office

Scottsdale, AZ Police Department

Scottsdale, AZ Police Department

50th Anniversary Patch (1963-2013)

Sedona, AZ Police Department

Sierra Vista, AZ Police Department

Payson, AZ Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Casa Grande, AZ Police Department


ARKANSAS


Arkansas State Police

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Little Rock, AR Police Department

 

The patch is a replica of our city seal with the bottom curvature identifying it as the police department patch.

The gold outer portion of the patch characterizes our economic past and potential for future growth.  The oak leaves which encircle the outer edge of the seal represent the vast forest and lumber industries so vital to economic development in the state.  The blue below the green grass represents the plentiful water so natural to our city by virtue of lakes, springs and the navigable Arkansas River.  The blue sky and the greenery represent the natural beauty of our city.  The white star designates the Capital rising above “The Little Rock”.  This protruding cliff, discovered in 1722 by French explorer Bernard de LaHarpe, gave Little Rock its name.

Greenbrier, AR Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


CALIFORNIA


California Highway Patrol

The CHP's shoulder patch was adopted in 1948 following legislation that elevated the CHP to full departmental status.  The patch's blue and gold colors are the official state colors.  Centered in the blue field is the CHP's seven-point badge, each point representing a trait of a professional law enforcement officer:  Character, Integrity, Knowledge, Judgment, Honor, Loyalty, and Courtesy.

Superimposed on the badge is the official Great Seal of California.  Keeping watch over the tableau is the armed figure of Minerva, Roman goddess of arts and science, who is wise in peace and war.  According to mythology, Minerva was born full grown, springingvfrom brain of Jupiter, father of the Gods.  California, one of the few states granted statehood without the usual probationary period as a territory, was similary born "full grown."

The California grizzly bear stands at Minerva's feet.  The bear is a symbol of strength and independence.  Grape leaves represent agricultural production; the miner, industry; the San Francisco Bay, commerce.  The Sierra Nevada, together with the desert cactus, depicts geographical diversity.  The official state motto, "Eureka" (I have found it), overarches the entire scene.   

Anahiem, CA Police Department

Arcadia, CA Police Department

Capitola, CA Police Department

El Cerrito, CA Police Department

Fresno County, CA Sheriff's Office


Hermosa Beach, CA

Police Department

Huntington Beach, CA

Police Department

Los Angeles, CA Police Department

Mendocino County, CA Sheriff's Office

Murrieta, CA Police Department

National City, CA Police Department


Pinole, CA Police Department

Placer County, CA Sheriff's Office

Salinas, CA Police Department

San Bernardino County, CA

Sheriff's Office

San Joaquin County, CA

Sheriff's Office

Shasta County, CA Sheriff's Office


South Lake Tahoe, CA

Police Department

Ventura County, CA

Sheriff's Office

Woodland, CA Police Department

Mono County, CA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Riverside County, CA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Oxnard, CA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


COLORADO


Colorado State Patrol

Colorado State Patrol

Adams County, CO Sheriff's Office

Colorado Springs, CO

Police Department

Jefferson County, CO

Sheriff's Office

 

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was founded on November 7, 1859 and survives today as one of Colorado’s original law enforcement agencies, and the largest full-service sheriff’s office in the state.  The patch, unveiled in 2000, symbolizes the western heritage of Jefferson County and its Sheriff’s Office.  It was re-created – using the original patch created in 1949 – to mark the Sheriff’s Office transition from the 20th to 21st Centuries.  Our own Captain Dan Gard and Sgt. Richard “J.J.” Webb, longtime veterans of the Sheriff’s Office, designed the patch.  Design symbols on the patch include:

Black Background – honors our colleagues who have given their lives in service to our community

Gold Lettering – symbolizes the gold fever that brought prospectors and settlers to our area

Barbed wire – evokes memories of early ranches on our plains

Blue skies and cumulus clouds – the brilliant canopy of Colorado

Red rocks – dramatic rock formations found in the county

 Mounted horseman and traditional five-point stars – remind us of challenges faced by frontier lawmen.  The horseman is wearing the dark green uniform of today’s deputy sheriffs.

 

Jefferson County, Sheriff's Office (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


 

Denver County, CO Sheriff's Office (old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Denver County, CO Sheriff's Office (New)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

El Paso County, CO Sheriff's Office (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

 

El Paso County, CO Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Estes Park, CO Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Denver, CO Police Department


CONNECTICUT


Connecticut State Police

Connecticut State Police

Motor Unit

New Britain, CT Police Department

Bridgeport, CT Police Department

Bridgeport, CT Police Department

Motor Unit

Meriden, CT Police Department

Motor Unit


Trumbull, CT Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Orange, CT Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


FLORIDA


Florida Highway Patrol

1943- Present

In the spring of 1951, Lieutenant Clay W. Keith's idea of a single shoulder patch on the right shoulder impressed Colonel Neil Kirkman so much, in the fall meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Washington, D.C., he presented the concept. Within a short time, every Highway Patrol and State Police organization in the United States adopted the idea. The patch appeared in a magazine published by the Florida Peace Officers Association and soon all of Florida's law enforcement agencies adopted the idea While the patch gave the Florida Highway Patrol national publicity, Lieutenant Keith's ideas gave Major J. Wallace Smith (Budget Officer) nightmares. The Patrol did not have the funding in the budget to cover the patches. Colonel Kirkman could not wait until the next year's session to ask for funding, so he informed Major Smith to locate the necessary funds. Shoulder patches at that time cost approximately 22 cents each, so with 255 Patrolmen, each with 6 shirts, the conversion cost was $337. History does not record how Major Smith obtained the necessary funding.

Florida Division of Motor Vehicles

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Florida Maine Patrol

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Florida Game &

Fresh Water Fish Commission

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Leon County, FL Sheriff's Office (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Leon County, FL Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


 

Walton County, FL Department of Public Safety

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Alachua County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Baker County, FL

Sheriff's Office

 

Brevard County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Broward County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Broward County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Racing Team


Borward County, FL Sheriff's Office

Multi Agency Gang Task Force

 (MAGTF)

Charlotte County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Citurs County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Collier County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Columbia County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Escambia County, FL

Sheriff's Office


Glades County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Gulf County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Hendry County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Highlands County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Hillsborough County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Jacksonville, FL

Sheriff's Office


Lake County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Lake County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Subdued

Lake County, FL

Sheriff's Office

Mounted Unit (Horses)

Lee County, FL Sheriff's Office

Manatee County, FL Sheriff's Office

Martin County, FL Sheriff's Office


Okaloosa County, FL Sheriff's Office

Okeechobee County, FL Sheriff's Office

Orange County, FL Sheriff's Office

Osceola County, FL Sheriff's Office

Osceola County, Sheriff's Office

Motor Unit

Pasco County, FL Sheriff's Office


Pinellas County, FL Sheriff's Office

Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff's Office

Santa Rosa County, FL Sheriff's Office

Sarasota County, Sheriff's Department

Seminole County, FL Sheriff's Office

St. Lucie County, FL Sheriff's Office

 

This patch is the Saint Lucie county Sheriff’s Office.  The five points of the star represent Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Diligence, and Diversity.  We function through the trust of the citizens of Saint Lucie County and are given authority by those citizens and the constitutions of the State of Florida and the United States of America.  Finally, we vow, “To Protect and Serve” all of whom we deal.


Union County, FL Sheriff's Office

Volusia County, FL Sheriff's Office

Walton County, FL Sheriff's Office

Washington County, FL Sheriff's Office

Miami-Dade County, FL Police Department

Use to Metro-Dade County.

Miami-Dade County, FL

Correction &

Rehabilitation Department


Suwannee County, FL Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Polk County, FL Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff's Office (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Bay County, FL Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Fort Walton Beach, FL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Venice, FL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Dade County, FL Sheriff's Office

Correcional Office Cloth Badge

Now Miami-Dade County, FL Police Department

Broward County, FL Sheriff Fire Rescue

Miami-Dade County, FL Fire Department 

Altamonte Springs, FL Police Department

Atlantis, FL Police Department

Bal Harbour, FL Police Department

Old Patch


Bal Harbour, FL Police Department

New Patch

Boca Raton, FL Police Department

Old Patch

Boca Raton, FL Police Department

New Patch

Boca Raton, FL Police Department

SWAT Team

Boynton Beach, FL Police Department

Bradenton, FL Police Department


Clewiston, FL Police Department

Cocoa, FL Police Department

Cocoa Beach, FL Police Department

Coconut Creek, FL Public Safety

Davie, FL Police Department

Daytona Beach, FL Police Deparment (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Daytona Beach, FL Police Department

Delray Beach, FL Police Department

Florida State University

Police Department

Fruitland, FL Police Department

Fort Lauderdale, FL Police Department

Old Patch

Fort Lauderdale, FL Police Department

New Patch


Fort Lauderdale, FL Police Department

Cloth Badge

Fort Myers, FL Police Department

Gainesville, FL Police Department

Traffic Unit/Motor Unit

Hialeah, FL Police Department

Highland Beach, FL Police Department

Greenacres, FL Public Safety


Hallandale Beach, FL Police Department

Golden Beach, FL Police Department

Haines City, FL Police Department

Hollywood, FL Police Department

Homestead, FL Police Department

Juno Beach, FL Police Department


Jupiter, FL Police Department

Jupiter Island, FL Police Department

Lake Clarke Shores, FL Police Department

Lakeland, FL Police Department

Traffic Homicide

Lake Mary, FL Police Department

Lake Worth, FL Police Department

As been aborbed into Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff's Office


Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

Police Department

Aborbed by the Broward County,

 FL Sheriff's Office

Lauderhill, FL Police Department

Lighthouse Point, FL Police Department

Old Patch

Lighthouse Point, FL Police Department

New Patch

Manalapan, FL Public Safety

Margate, FL Police Department


Melbourne Beach, FL Police Department

Miami Gardens, FL Police Department

Miami, FL Police Department

Miami Beach, FL Police Department

Miami Springs, FL Police Department

Miramar, FL Police Department

Old Patch


Miramar, FL Police Department

New Patch

New Smyrna Beach, FL Police Department

Niceville, FL Police Department

North Lauderdale, FL Police Department

 

Now apart of Broward County, FL Sheriff's Office

North Miami Beach, FL Police Department

North Miami, FL Police Department


Ocala, FL Police Department

Our current shoulder patch was designed by one of our officers (now retired) in the 1970’s, and has been adopted by several other Florida agencies, who simply replace Ocala with their own name.  The patch depicts a Seminole Indian boating on a waterway, reflective of our heritage; the brightly shinning sun, from which our region has been given the moniker “Kingdom of the Sun”; and an orange tree, symbolic of one of our major agricultural industries.

Ocoee, FL Police Department

  The patch of the Ocoee Police Department incorporates Ocoee’s city logo, which features the city’s motto, a traditional city streetscape, a banner emblazoned with the city’s name, and a person in a canoe on a lake, all combined to reflect Ocoee’s sense of identity and community.  The American flag is used to represent the police department’s faithful and exceptional dedication to all whom the department serves and protects.  A patch with a star field left side of the flag worn on the left shoulder of the uniform.  A patch with a star field on the right side of the flag is worn on the right shoulder of the uniform.    

Pensacola, FL Police Department (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Pensacola, FL Police Department

Pensacola has had the flags of Spain, France, England, Confederate States of America and the United States of America fly over the city – giving it the nickname the City of Five Flags.  These five flags are displayed on the patch, which is worn by officers on their uniforms.

Pinellas Park, FL Police Department

Old Patch

Pinellas Park, FL Police Department

New Patch


Plantation, FL Police Department

Pompano Beach, FL Police Department

Now apart of Broward County, FL Sheriff's Office

 

Ponce Inlet, FL Police Department

Port St. Lucie, FL Police Department

Sanford, FL Police Department

Old Patch

Sanford, FL Police Department

New Patch


Sea Ranch Lakes, FL Police Department

Seminole Trible, FL Police Department

Old Patch

From  1980 - 2003

 

The original Department of Law Enforcement Patch used a standard Bureau of Indian Affairs portrait which was carried over to the revised patch.

2008-Present

In 2008 the Patch was redesigned to its current look by adding the official logo of the Tribe, along with the traditional “medicine” colors and Chickee, which represents the family unit living quarters utilized by Seminoles up until the last decade and still has ceremonial and recreational use today.

Seminole Trible, FL Police Department

Old Patch

From 2003 - 2008

Seminole Trible, FL Police Department

Current Patch

From 2008 - Present

Seminole Tribal. FL Fire Rescue

South Palm Beach, FL Public Safety


St. Cloud, FL Police Department

 

Stuart, FL Police Department

Sunny Isles Beach, FL Police Department

Sunrise, FL Police Department

Old Patch

Sunrise, FL Police Department

New Patch

Sweetwater, FL Police Department


Tallahassee, FL Police Department (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Tallahassee, FL Police Department

Tequesta, FL Police Department

Old Patch

Tequesta, FL Police Department

New Patch

West Palm Beach, FL Police Department

Motor Unit

The modern uniform was developed in the 1930’s, as it was recognized that wool uniforms did not serve the officers very well in the sub-tropic climates.  The blue uniform had a triangular patch, orang in color with the initials WPBPB on it.  It is not known when the patch was first used, however; it was discontinued in 1948.  Photographs exist of this patch and only one original patch has ever been located in a private collection.

The uniform was switched to cotton and tan in color, much to the relief of anyone who was expected to wear one.  The shirt had a half moon shoulder patch depicting a palm tree and a bright yellow sun.  West Palm Beach was embroidered in an arc across the top.  The bottom was flat and simply said Police.  This patch was in use from 1948 to 1980.

The tan uniform was used form the 1930’s until 1980 when Chief John Jameson ordered the uniforms traded in for new, navy blue light weight cotton-polyester blend zipper front shirts with light weight matching pants.  The leather went from brown to black, used Velcro and made of Plastic, much easier to maintain than the natural leather.

 When the change was made in the shirt color, the shoulder patch was changed.  Captain James Griffin designed the shield-shaped patch, which depicted a blue state of Florida on a Silver background.  This patch was used for six years and then updated by removing the State of Florida and adding a very colorful City Sal, which is currently in use.

West Palm Beach, FL Police Department


Winter Gardens, FL Police Department

Williston, FL Police Department

South Daytona, FL Police Department

Coral Springs, FL Police Department

Royal Palm Beach, FL Police Department

Pembroke Pines, FL Police Department


Palm Beach, FL Police Department

Tampa, FL Police Department

Century, FL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Gulf Breeze, FL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Key West, FL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Lauderdale Lakes, FL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Parland, FL Public Safety

Orlando, FL Fire Department

Daytona Beach, FL Fire Department

University of West Florida Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Panama City, FL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Lake City, FL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Miccosukee Tribal Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


GEORGIA


Georgia State Patrol

Atlanta, GA Police Department

Savannah-Chatham

Metropolitan, GA

Police Department

Henry County, GA

Police Department

Henry County, GA Police Department

Motor Unit

Gwinnett County, GA Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Carroll County, GA Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Harris County, GA Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Fort Gaines, GA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


IDAHO

Idaho State Police


Boise, ID Police Department

The Idaho State Capital Building is pictured on the patch with some of the trees for which the City of Boise is noted.  The patch was designed by now-retired Police Captain Vern Bisterfeldt.

Idaho Falls, ID Police Department

Idaho falls, originally "Eagle Rock" was founded in 1891.  The falls were created in 1911 by Bill Keefer.

Our City's name was changed July 22, 1891.  The atomic symbol in the center represents the nuclear research facility located here (I.N.L.) 

The Mountains represent the Teton Mountain Range east of our city and the plow represents our agricultural heritage.

Twin Falls, ID

Police Department

Canyon County, ID Sheriff's Office


ILLINOIS


Illinois State Police

From 1988 to Present

Chicago, IL Police Department

Gold

Chicago, IL Police Department

Blue

East Peoria, IL Police Department

Motor Unit

Glen Carbon, IL Police Department

Streamwood, IL

Police Department


University of Illinois

Police Department

Biddeford, IL Police Department

Pekin, IL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Du Page County, IL Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6 

Du Page County, IL Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6 

Du Page County, IL Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6 


Peoria, IL Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Randolph County, IL Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Sleepy Hollow, IL Police Department


INDIANA


Indiana State Police

Columbis, IN Police Department

Hendricks County, ID

Sheriff's Office

Indianapolis, IN Police Department

Marion County, IN

Sheriff's Office

Old Patch

Marion County, IN

Sheriff's Office

Cloth Badge


Marion County Metroplitan, IN

Police Department

This is the merging of the Indianapolis

 Police Department and

Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Purdue University, IN

Police Department

University of Indianapolis, IN

Police Department


IOWA


Iowa State Patrol

 

Chief John Hattery and an instructor Sergeant from Maryland State Police went to the State Historical Building in Des Moines in the early summer of 1935 in search an appropriate design for planned patch for Iowa Highway Safety Patrol.

 On display, they observed medals struck by the U.S. Mint of various designs.  The most pleasing and meaningful to them was the gold medal commemorating the Louisiana Purchase exposition.  The exposition was held in St. Louis in 1904 commemorating the transfer of northern Louisiana.  Forty-two states and fifty-three nations took part in the exposition.

Since Iowa was a very important part of this purchase, they decided to use the shape of this medal for the first patch of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol.

The Iowa State Patrol insignia is protected under state copyright laws.

Des Moines, IA

Police Department

Cedar Rapids, IA Police Department

Woodbury County, IA Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Polk County, IA Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


KANSAS


Kansas Highway Patrol

Garden City, KS Police Department

Kansas City, KS Police Department

Salina, KS Police Department

 

Topka, KS Police Department

Lenexa, KS Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


KENTUCKY


Kentucky State Police

Cave City, KY Police Department

Frankfort, KY Police Department

Oak Grove, KY Police Department

Richmond, KY Police Department

La Grange, KY Police Departmnet

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Marion County, KY Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


LOUISIANA


Louisiana State Police

 

The Louisiana State Police shoulder patch has been worn with pride and dignity by Troopers for over sixty years.  The patch design was first created in 1936, the year the Louisiana State Police was formed.  This design remains virtually unchanged to this day.

The shoulder patch, commonly referred to as the “boot,” is shaped much like the state and symbolizes a commitment to the citizens of Louisiana.  The LSP is one of four state police which fashions its shoulder patch in the outline of its home state.

Within the “boot” design is the state seal of Louisiana.  The seal displays the state bird, the Brown Pelican, perched in a nest tearing flesh from its own breast to feed its young.  Encircling the pelican is the state motto: 

“Union, Justice, Confidence.”   

East Baton Rouge, LA Sheriff's Office

 

The flag represents our nation, the pelican our state, EBR our parish and thee Flur de lis’s incorporated into the star, the City of Baton Rouge.

We maintained thee six-pointed star because it is traditional for thee parish.

The 11 stripes and the top 9 stars as a reminder of 911 and thee first responders that served our nation in the tragedy.

The large star is in honor of Flight 93 and thee brave men and women that sacrifice for our country.

The bottom 3 stars are a reminder of thee there terrorist targets

Wear it proudly and withe honor

Baton Rouge, LA Police Department

 

The patch for the Baton Rouge Police Department was redesigned in 1982 because of a change in color and design of our uniform.  The significance of the design on the patch are as follows:

SCALES OF JUSTICE          Represents the Criminal Justice System

FLEUR-DE-LIS                     Represents the French Heritage of Louisiana

FIVE POINT STAR              Represents the Law Enforcement Agency for the Capital City of Louisiana

Lafayette Parish, LA Sheriff's Office

Lafayette, LA Police Department

Orleans Parish, LA Sheriff's Office


New Orleans, LA Police Department

Special Operations

New Orleans, LA Poice Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Baldwin, LA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Caddo Parish, LA Sheriff's Department (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

 

Caddo Parish, LA Sheriff's Department (New)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Iberia Parish, LA Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Jefferson Parish, LA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

St. Tammy Parish, LA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Washington Parish, LA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


MARYLAND

Maryland State Police Motor Officer


Ann Arundel County, MD Police Department

 

 

Baltimore County, MD Police Department

Calvert County, MD Shriff's Office

Harford County, MD Sheriff's Office

Maryland National Capital Park Police Department

Montgomery County, MD Police Department


Prince George's County, MD Police Department

Motor Unit

Prince George's County, MD Police Department

Tactical Squad

University of Maryland

Police Department

Prince George's County, MD Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6 

Cecil County, MD Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Cecil County, MD Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts State Police


Boston, MA Police Department

Boston, MA Police Department

100 Anniversary Motor Unit 

Lowell, MA Police Department

Newton, MA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Nantucket, MA Fire Department

MIT, MA Police Department


MICHIGAN


Berrien County, MI Sheriff's Office

Lansing, MI Police Department

Detroit, MI Police Department

Ingham County, MI Sheriff's Office

Monroe County, MI Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Novi, MI Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Oakland County, MI Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


MINNESOTA


 

Minnesota State Patrol (Explorer)

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Richfield, MN Police Department

Minneapolis, MN Police Department

Mankato, MN Public Safety

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

St. Paul. MN Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6

Anoka, MN Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


Blue Earth County, MN Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

Motor 6


MISSISSIPPI


Mississippi Highway Patrol

The uniform patch worn by officers of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol was designed by the Legislature in 1894.  The blue background of the Highway Patrol patch is centered by an eagle with extended pinions, holding a palm branch in the right talon and a bundle of arrows in the left talon.  The red, white and blue on the eagle's chest is symbolic of the American Flag.  Woven onto the patch is the State motto of Mississippi, "Virtute et Armis," meaning "By Valor and Arms," and the words "Mississippi Highway Patrol"   

Biloxi, MS Police Department

The current uniform patch of the Biloxi Police Department was derived from a Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras doubloon and implemented as a patch in 1973.

The Patch features the landmark Biloxi lighthouse surrounded by the eight flags which have govered Biloxi since the city was established in 1699.  Clockwise from top are the Mississippi State, French Fleur-de-lis, British Union Jack, Royal Standard of Spain, Republic of Florida Bonnie Blue, Mississippi Territory, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America flags.  

Southaven, MS Police Department

Picayune, MS Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Houston, MS Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Forrest County, MS Sheriff's Office


Lamar County, MS Sheriff's Office

Hattiesburg, MS Police Department

University of Southern Mississippi

Police Department


MISSOURI


Missouri Highway Patrol

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was created by law September 14, 1931.  The organization was modeled after the military and as such, adopted a military-style uniform bearing no shoulder patch.  In 1937 the Patrol began wearing the present shoulder patch on the left sleeve of the uniform blouse; in 1944 the shoulder patch was added to the left sleeve of the uniform shirt.  The shoulder patch appeared on both sleeves of the shirt blouse, and new thermal jacket in 1977, and by 1980 the Patrol had added it to both shoulders of the parka.

     The design of the patch is depicted in gold trim on a blue field.  Patrol’s uniforms are French blue.

     Centered on the patch is an abbreviated replica of the Official Seal of the state of Missouri.  The central portion of the coat of arms is separated into two halves, the right side of which displays the coat of the United States, consisting of the eagle with arrows in its talons beneath a constellation of stars representing the states. 

     In genealogy, quadrupeds are the most honorable bearers.  The great grizzly bear being almost peculiar to the Missouri River and its tributaries, and remarkable for its prodigious size, strength, and courage, is borne in the lower left side of the division and is the principal charge of the Missouri shield.  The color of the shield is red and denotes hardiness and valor.

     The crescent, in heraldry, is borne on the shield by the second son, and on the Missouri shield the crescent denotes that Missouri was the second state (Louisiana being the first) formed out of the territory not within the original territorial limits of the United States and admitted to the Union.  The crescent also denotes the growing situation of this state as to inhabitants, wealth, power, etc.  The color blue on which the crescent rests signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

The coat of arms is surrounded by a band and bound by a buckle, denoting the connection existing between two governments and showing that, although connected by a compact, the state is independent as to internal concerns.

Over the coat of arms proper is the crest, and, in this case, is a helmet full faced grated with six bars that represent strength, enterprise, and hardihood.  The helmet, peculiarly on this coat of arms, is that assigned to sovereigns only.

Finally, the seal is supported on each side by a Missouri grizzly bear, rampant guardant proper standing on a scroll inscribed with the motto, “Service and Protection.”  From the Patrol’s creation, the members  were constantly reminded their mission  was to fairly and objectively enforce the law while treating people with dignity and respect and to provide “Service and Protection” to the people traveling the highways of the state of Missouri.


Creve Coeur, MO Police Department

Jefferson City, MO Police Department

Kansas City, MO Police Dpartment

Wood Heights, MO Police Department

Boone County, MO Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Grandview, MO Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Hollister, MO Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Jefferson County, MO Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Kirkwood, MO Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Shannon County, MO Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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MONTANA


Montana Highway Patrol 


NEBRASKA


Nabraska State Patrol

 

Our shoulder patch features a stylized representation of the distinctive Nebraska state capitol building at its center.  This shoulder patch is worn by the uniformed members of the Nebraska State Patrol and has remained basically the same in designed since 1937.

Cedar County, NE Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Dixion County, NE Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Dakota County, NE Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Dakota County, NE Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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NEVADA


Nevada Highway Patrol

Carson City, NV Sheriff's Office

Henderson, NV

Police Department

 

This Henderson Police Department patch was developed and instituted by Henderson Police Officers in conjunction with Henderson’s 50th Anniversary.

The patch depicts nationally and internationally recognized symbols.  It includes images symbolizing family strength, and protection.

The word “Police”, in capital letters and bold print, easily identifies the wearer as a Police Officer.

Dark, cobalt blue fills the background of the patch – same color found in the state flag, which was designed to represent Nevada’s support of the Union during the Civil War.

The patch is bordered by 50 stars, one for each of the 50 states.

At the center of the patch, a silhouette of Nevada is outlined in silver representing the Silver State.

Within Nevada’s outline is a depiction of “family” represented by three figures holding hands and walking along a path in a natural setting.

A bald eagle is superimposed over Nevada’s silhouette beneath the family, with wings extended and talons flared.  The eagle posturing represents protection and guardianship.

Oak leaves extended from Henderson banner representing power, protection, strength, endurance, triumph, prosperity, sacrifice, guardianship, liberation, success, and stability.

Las Vegas, NV Metropolitan

Police Department

 

In July 1973, the City of Las Vegas Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department consolidated to form the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  Consolidation brought change to all areas of both departments, from patch to the color of patrol vehicles.

The embroidered inner circle is a combination of the City of Las Vegas Seal and the Seal of Clark County.  The skyscrapers represent the Las Vegas Hotel and Business community.  Hoover Dam and the cactus are representative of Clark County. 

Reno, NV Police Department

Washoe County, NV Sheriff's Office


NEW HAMPSHIRE


Manchester, NH Police Department

Amherst, NH Police Department

Ashland NH Police Depaerment

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Laconia, NH Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Lincoln, NH Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Keene, NH Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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NEW JERSEY


East Orange, NJ Police Department

 

The original shoulder patch was a triangular shape, black in color with a yellow border with the words “East Orange Police NJ” embroidered in yellow lettering on the patch.

The original patch remained in use until the early 1970’s when the current shoulder patch was instituted.  The design of this patch is a shield which is also black in color with a yellow border.   The patch incorporates the image of the State of New Jersey with red star in the center of the image.

The words “East Orange and Police” are on the outside of a circle.  Between yellow and red bands the words “At the Crossroads of New Jersey” are written.  The red star and the words at the crossroads of New Jersey refers to East Orange’s centralized location within the State and two of New Jersey’s major highway that intersect within the City’s borders.

Jersey City, NJ Police Department

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Plainfield, NJ Police Department

Motor Unit

Kearny, NJ Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Keyport, NJ Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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The Borough of Keyport is located at the northern end of Monmouth County along with the New Jersey Coast line and the Raritan Bay.  Keyport was incorporated in 1830.  Later becoming a town in 1870 and a borough in 1908.  Only one square mile in size.  Keyport is home to nearly 8000 residents.

Keyport is best known as the steamboat capital of New Jersey, where from 1829 to 1877, several hundred steam vessels were built in the ship yards here.  The first successful seaplane was built and tested here, as well as the first Air-Mail pick-up.  In 1903 noted entertainer Fred Astaire made his Vaudeville debut at the Place Theater.

 

Keyport had organized Law Enforcement as early as 1850 when a town marshal or constable were assigned to patrol the business district and wharf area. 

The Keyport Police Department was officially begun on December 13, 1926 and today consists of a Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Detective Sargent, three detectives, four Patrol Sergeant’s, nine Patrolmen, One K-9 officer, four full time Dispatchers.  The department also has five Special Police Officers, two Part time Dispatchers and two civilian office staff.

 

Thirteen patrol units are utilized as well as three bicycles and one Dare van.  An active bicycle patrol operates seasonally.  Other Special programs include Tow Dare officers, Two Crime Prevention/ Community policing officers one in the T.R.I.A.D. program for the senior citizens.


NEW MEXICO


New Mexico State Police

  The black uniform and shoulder patch of the New Mexico State Police was designed by E. J. House, Jr., the first Chief of the State Police, in 1936.  It is still proudly worn today.

Albuquerque, NM Police Department

Las Cruces, NM Police Department

Santa Fe, NM Police Department

Motor Unit

Albuquerque, NM Police Department

Aviation Division

Donated by Ray Griffith

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NEW YORK


New York State Park Police

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Dutchess County, NY

Sheriff's Office

Nassau County, NY Highway Patrol

New York City, NY Police Department

New York City, NY Police Department

SCUBA Team

New York City, NY Police Department

Bomb Disposal Unit

New York Cirty, NY

Correction Department 


Suffolk County, NY

Police Department

New York Fire Department

Rescue 1

Old Patch

New York Fire Department

Rescue 1

Current Patch 2014

Broome County, NY Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Nassau County, NY Police Department

Suffolk County, Sheriff's Department


Southampton Town, NY Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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NORTH DAKOTA


North Dakota Highway Patrol

 

The North Dakota Patrol symbol is a profile of Red Tomahawk, a Teton Dakotah (Sioux) Indian who had lived on his land near the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation near Mandan, North Dakota.

As a Sioux warrior, Red Tomahawk participated in several tribal wars which stemmed from hunting to territorial disputes between tribes.  However, with the signing of the Treaty of Minehanska, all acts of hostility between whites and Indians were to be forgiven and forgotten.  Red Tomahawk, the subchief, became a friend of the whites and encouraged harmony among all Americans, native and immigrant.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol officially adoptd the profile of Red Tomahawk as the patrol vehicle door emblem and department symbol in 1951.

Devil's Lake, ND

Police Department

University of North Dakota

Police Department

Fargo, ND Police Department


NORTH CAROLINA


North Carolina Highway Patrol

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC Police Department

Cabarrus County, NC Shreiff's Departmeent

Greenville, NC Police Department

Mecklenburg County, NC

Sheriff's Department

Old Patch

Mecklenburg County, NC

Sheriff's Department

New Patch


Cary, NC Police Department

 

The patch of Cary, North Carolina Police Department was developed in 1996 by a local artist.  The state is depicted in the Center of the patch, superimposed by a clock that stands in the city’s historic downtown.  The triangle represents the area of the state where Cary is located – between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, known as the Research Triangle Park.  The Cary Police Department is nationally accredited and is the second largest law enforcement agency in Wake County.  The Town of Cary is continually ranked one of the nation’s safest and best places to live, work, play and raise a family. 

Biltmore Forest, NC Public Safety

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Concord, NC Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Durham, NC Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Franklin, NC Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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High Point, NC Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Jackson County, NC Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Speedway, NC Public Saety

Donated by Ray Griffith

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OHIO

Ohio State Highway Patrol


Kettering, OH Police Department

Olmsted, OH Police Department

Reynoldsburg, OH Police Department

Cincinnati, OH Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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North Ridgeville, OH Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Ohio State University Police Department


OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Highway Patrol


Bartlesville, OK Police Department

 

Lawton, OK Police Department

 

The patch has the state outlined in the middle.  It represents the heart of America.  The blue color was borrowed from the Choctaw Indian soldiers flag carried during the Civil War.  The Osage warrior shield, seven Eagle feathers, peace pipe and olive branch are representative of Oklahoma’s tremendous native Indian heritage.  It also has six white crosses representing high ideas.  The buffalo, to the left of the state outline, depicts the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge that is just north of Lawton and borders Ft. Sill.  It has a very large game preserve for the buffalo, longhorn cattle and numerous other wildlife.  The cannon at the bottom of the patch is representative of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.  It is the largest U.S. Army artillery base in America.  It is the North boundary of Lawton.

Oklahoma City, OK Police Department

 

In the history of the Oklahoma City Police Department, Officers utilized patches to identify the specific unit to which the officer was assigned.  The various unit insignias continued until January 1966, when a single Police patch was adopted bearing the seal of the City of Oklahoma City.

THE GREAT SEAL

Shield:  Symbol of the law and protection

Hatchet and Stake:  Symbolize the 89’ers staking land claims in the “Oklahoma Country” and the staking of lots the day of the “Run”, April 22, 1889, on the site of Oklahoma City.

Plow:  Symbol of pioneer agriculture in the Oklahoma Country in 1889.  The plow is in the seal of the original Creek Nation, in which country Oklahoma City is located.

Pipe:  Symbol of the Indian Peace Pipe Smoked in Indian Council

Pendant of Eagle:  Symbolize the great eagle in flight revered by the Indians

Feathers:  Significant of high aims

Atomic Symbol:  Symbol of industrial and scientific future

Post Oak Leaves:  Symbolize Council Grove, an area of post oak forests where Jess Chishom established a trading station that was the meeting place of Indian, military and trade councils.  The area was set aside in 1889 as a source for the timber used to build Fort Reno.  A historic marker on west 10th Street marks the location of Council Grove and commemorates its role in Oklahoma City history.

Oklahoma State University

Police Department

Old Patch

Oklahoma State University

Police Department

New Patch

Ponca City, OK Police Department


Miami, OK Police Department

Quapaw Tribal, OK Marshals


OREGON


Oregon State Police

Beaverton, OR Police Department

Eugene, OR Police Department

Multnomah County, OR Sheriff's Office

Portland, OR Police Department

 

The shoulder patch has the seal of the City of Portland within its center.  This seal, adopted in 1878, consists of a female figure in its center representing Commerce.  Her right hand is holding a trident; her left hand is pointing to a sheaf of wheat and a forest.  At the feet of Commerce, is a cog wheel and a hammer.  On her right, a steamship is coming into port; Mount Hood is in the background.  A depiction of the badge currently worn by Portland Police officers is on the cover.

Hillsboro, OR Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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PENNSYLVANIA


Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania State Constable

Erie, PA Police Department

Pittsburgh, PA Police Department

Bensalem, PA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Johnstown, PA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Lititz Borough, PA Police Department

K-9 Unit

Donated by Ray Griffith

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North Londonderry Twonship, PA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Philadelphia, PA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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SOUTH DAKOTA


Aberdeen, SD Police Department

Sioux Falls, SD Police Department

 

The current patch worn by Sioux Falls Police Officers was adopted in 1992.  The center of the patch represents two of Sioux Falls’ most recognizable landmarks.

The falls of the Big Sioux River are the natural heart of the city upon which the name is based.  The Big Sioux River was formed centuries ago, as the last ice age came to a close.  Massive glaciers cut deeply into the quartzite bedrock, creating the falls and depositing the clay loam soil that was to be some of the most productive farmland in South Dakota.

The clock tower of the Old Courthouse can be seen from every direction in the city.  Built in 1889 of Sioux quartzite, the Courthouse is now home to the Siouxland Heritage Museum.  The Old Courthouse stands as one of Sioux Falls’ instantly recognizable landmarks.

Deadwood, SD Police Department

Custer County, SD Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Hot Springs, SD Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Minnehaha County, SD Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Pennington County, SD Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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SOUTH CAROLINA


South Carolina Highway Patrol

Bamberg, SC

Police Department

Charleston County, SC

Sheriff's Office

Charleston County, SC

Sheriff's Office

Cloth Badge

Columbia, SC Police Department

Florence County, SC

Sheriff's Office


Greenville County, SC

Sheriff's Office

 

This patch is unique, in that it reflects Greenville County’s humble beginnings as a quaint textile village on the banks of the Reedy River.  The sun, rising over the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains illustrates the County’s strategic location, and its importance to the economic and industrial development of South Carolina.

 

North Charleston, SC

Police Department

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Public Safety

Orangeburg County, SC

Sheriff's Office

Orangeburg, SC

Public Safety

Orangeburg, SC

Public Safety

Cloth Badge


Orangeburg County, SC

Emergency Medical Services

Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional, SC

Detention Center

Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional, SC Detention Center

Cloth Badge

Pelzer, SC Fire Rescue

Richland County, SC Sheriff's Department

Georgetown County, SC Sheriff's Office


TENNESSE


Tennessee State Patrol

Chattanooga, TN Police Department

This patch is worn with pride by all uniformed members of the Chattanooga Police Department.  The patch shows the city surrounded by mountain ridges the Tennessee River winding around Moccasin Bend and a Civil War cannon at the edge of Lookout Mountain. 

The red 1852 signifies the date of creation of the city’s first police department.  By 1883 the Chattanooga population was over 18,000 with a police force of one chief, one assistant chief and ten patrolmen.  Today the department has grown to over 470 sworn officers.

Franklin, TN Police Department

 

The Franklin Police Department patch proudly reflects the heritage of the City of Franklin.

This patch was designed by Franklin resident and former City Alderman Dan Klatt in 2010.  The center seal, depicting the columns and portico of the County’s historic courthouse, splits the date “1799,” reflecting the establishment of the City.  The Department’s core values, embodied by our staff, of providing the community with the most Professional, most Progressive, and the most Responsive police agency in Tennessee wraps the historic courthouse center seal.  The U.S. flag and state of Tennessee flag symbolize the patriotism and fraternity of law enforcement professionals, not only in our stat, but nationwide.    

Hendersonville, TN Police Department

 

The shoulder patch of the Hendersonville, Tennessee Police Department depicts sunny Old Hickory Lake, the focal point of the city.  The sailboat represents the numerous recreational activities of the lakeside community.  The Canadian goose was transplanted from the North and now thrives on the shores of Old Hickory Lake.  The three cogs represent the city’s solid, and growing business and industrial foundation, and the bond of business, industry, government, and our citizens to work together to enhance the quality of life in Hendersonville.

In 1972, the Hendersonville Public Safety Department was established.  The transition and development of the Hendersonville Police Department occurred in 1981.  The present headquarters of the Hendersonville Police Department was opened in 1992.

The Hendersonville Police Department’s jurisdiction encompasses an area of 32 square miles, 470 road miles, and 26 square miles of shoreline.  The City of Hendersonville currently has a population of 48,000 and is growing daily.

 

Knoxville, TN Police Department

Maryville, TN Police Department


Memphis, TN Police Department

Nashville Davidson County, TN

Metro Police Department

Greene County, TN Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Millington, TN Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Savannah, TN Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Spring Hill, TN Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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West Memphis, TN Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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McNairy County, TN Sheriff's Department (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

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McNairy County, TN Sheriff's Department (current)

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Clarksville, TN Police Department

Clarksville, TN Police Department

Motor Squad


TEXAS


Texas Highway Patrol

Austin, TX Police Department

Old Patch

The patches stayed the exact same except for the color change.  The red shoulder patch was adopted in 1993.  The New silver patch went into commission on Jan 4th, 2008 with the graduation of the 113th Cadet Class.

Austin, TX Police Department

New Patch

Austin, TX Police Department

Cloth Badge

Arlington, TX Police Department

El Paso County, TX Sheriff's Office


Fort Worth, TX Police Department

 

The current Fort Worth Police Department shoulder patch was adopted in 1977.

THE SHIELD shape of the patch is recognition of the shield as a symbol of protection.

THE STAR represents the shape of the badge of Law and Order of the frontier days and thereby its recognition of the founding of law enforcement in the country.  It is also a symbol representative of the widely known slogan of the “Lone Star State.”

THE UNBROKEN RING LOCK in the star depicts unity, solidarity and continuance of purpose in law enforcement.

THE LONGHORN STEER figure in the center of the star represents the historic western culture of Fort Worth.

In approximately 1915 the Fort Worth Police Department adopted the current badge.  The badge is in the shape of a shield with a panther on top.  The panther is historically significant, as Fort Worth’s nickname is Panther City.  In 1875 the Dallas Herald published an article by a former Fort Worth lawyer, Robert E. Cowart, who wrote that the decimation of Fort Worth’s population, caused by the economic disaster and hard winter of 1873 which dealt a severe blow to the cattle industry, combined with the railroad stopping the laying of track thirty miles outside of Fort Worth had caused Fort Worth to become such a drowsy place that he saw a panther asleep in the street by the courthouse. The nickname Panther City was enthusiastically embraced when in 1876 Fort Worth recovered economically and many businesses and organizations were named Panther.

Houston, TX Police Department

This patch was designed in 1964, when Houston and the world were poised to enter the new frontier of space exploration.  As is reflected on the patch, Houston became known as "Space City, U.S.A." Houston today is an exciting international city with a growning and vibrant population. 

Longview, TX Police Department

McKinney, TX Police Department

Odessa, TX Police Department

 

Our uniform patch has gone through several changes over our Department’s history.   Our current patch has several variations for civilian members in uniform.  All sworn personal wear the variation enclosed.  It depicts a pumpjack, an oil derrick and a refinery because of our oil industry.  The Permian Basin is noted for being one of the largest oil producing regions in the nation and maintains a significant amount of the nation’s oil reserve.

University of Texas

Police Department


University of Texas

Police Department

Cloth Badge

Bastrop County, TX Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Bexar County, TX Sheriff's Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Dallas, TX Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Denton County, TX Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Grand Prairie, TX Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Hickory Creek, TX Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Howe, TX Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Pasadena, TX Police Department (Old)

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Pasadena, TX Police Department (Current)

Donated by Ray Griffith

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UTAH


Utah Highway Patrol

The beehive shoulder emblem was first worn in 1947, one hundred years after the first Mormon pioneers arrived in Utah.  To the Mormons the beehive was a symbol of industry, organization and self-sufficency.  These same qualities are typical of the troopers who proudly wear the beehive insignia of the Utah Highway Patrol.

Davis County, UT Sheriff's Office

Salt Lake City, UT Police Department

Ogden City, UT Police Department


VERMONT


Vermont State Police

 

The Vermont State Police shoulder patch is a modification of the Great Seal of Vermont and the State’s Coat of Arms originally designed by Ira Allen of the Green Mountain Boys’ fame. The Mountain pecks are Camel’s Hump and Mount Mansfield as viewed from a point opposite Burlington.  It is believed that Samuel de Champlain, the “Discoverer” of Vermont, first saw area from that vantage point.  The view also services as a constant reminder of the beauty of the Green Mountains.  The tall pine tree represents one presumably visible from the windows of the home of our first head of state, Governor Thomas Chittenden .  The wooded hills stand out sharply as they actually do on a bright October day.  Beneath the hills are sheaves of grain and a grazing cow depicting Vermont’s agricultural can dairying industries.  And above it all is a deer’s head attesting to the States abundant wildlife.

The Vermont State Police shoulder patch was adopted in 1947 by Major General Meritt A. Edson, the first Commissioner.

 


VIRGINIA


Virginia State Police

 

The Virginia State Police uniform shoulder patch was designed by a member of the Department in 1949, adopted in 1950 and used continuously since that time. It is worn on the sleeves of all uniform shirts, blouses and winter jackets.

The patch design consists of the obverse of the Great Seal of Virginia. The Latin phrase, Sic Semper Tyrannis, means Thus Always to Tyrants and has been the motto of Virginia since 1776, twelve years prior to the Commonwealth’s ratification as the tenth State in 1788. This seal also is included in the design of the State flag, adopted in 1930.

The central figure of the Great Seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus dressed as an Amazon. The Amazons were a mythical race of warrior women who fought against men and who inhabited Southern Europe. She personifies enduring patience in trials, constancy under stress, resolution, unfailing exertion, and dedication to the Commonwealth of Virginia. By attitude, Virtus is at peace and intends to stay at peace. Although warfare may be over, she is prepared to stamp out any tyrant or form of tyranny.

The spear is held point down to indicate she has temporarily finished using it. Her helmet is pushed back to clear the face. In her left hand is a sheathed parazonium, a short Greek sword that is considered more a badge of honor than a weapon.

With head proudly erect and face upright, Virtus rests her left foot on the prostrate male figure who personifies tyranny. The crown which has fallen from his head originally symbolized freedom from Britain and the oppression of the Crown, the sundered chains freedom from Britain’s restrictions, and the scourge under the figure’s left hand freedom from Britain’s punitive measures such as the Intolerable Acts which were instrumental in provoking the Revolutionary War.

Thus, Virginia personified stands as the victor over oppression, dedicated to service with firm patience and ever willing to fight tyranny should it become necessary.

Albemarle County, VA

Police Department 

 

The Albemarle County Police Department was officially formed on July 1, 1984.  The Patch is worn by our officers on both shoulders of the uniform shirt.

The Albemarle County Seal forms the centerpiece of the Albemarle County Police Patch.  The patch represents the farming lands and scenic beauty found in Albemarle County as well as the reference to the University of Virginia which was founded by Thomas Jefferson.  In the background of the seal can be seen the beautiful skyline and Blue Ridge Mountains.  In the center of the patch, a hand holding equal rights denotes the justice which any government must provide.  You will also notice the patch includes the beautiful dogwood bloom, which is the state flower.

Fairfax County, VA Police Department

City of Fairfax, VA

 Police Department

 

The town of Fairfax Police Department was established in 1949.  It was changed to the City of Fairfax Police Department in 1961.

The police department had four patches prior to the current patch.  The first patch was a triangle with “Fairfax Town Police Va.”  on it.  The second patch stated “Fairfax Town Police VA.” With a monument and cannon in the background.  In 1961 the word town was removed from the patch.  When the town became a city, the patch again was changed.  It read “Fairfax City Police Virginia” with a cannon and the monument on top of city hall.  In 1980, the City of Fairfax Police Department changed the uniform shoulder patch to the current style.

In 1973 the City of Fairfax adopted the city’s Coat of Arms, created by the College of Arms in London, England.  The crest of the Coat of Arms has a mural crown representing a circular stone wall, which symbolizes a city.  On top of the crown is a seated Griffin.  The Griffin is half eagle and half lion.  The Griffin represents the alliance between America and England, and recalls the founding of the Virginia colony by England.  Endowed with strength, it is supposed to act as a guardian of the treasures.  The lion in the shield has its feet and claws extended symbolizing the defending of a city.  The colors of red, white and blue are those of both England and the United States.

The colonial dressed supporter represents Thomas, the sixth Lord of Fairfax, from whom the City was named.  The other supporter of the crest represents a Confederate soldier, Captain John Quincy Marr, who was the first combat death in the battle of Fairfax Courthouse during the Civil War.  There is a marker on the Courthouse lawn that reminds us of the event and of that part of history for the City of Fairfax.

The motto, “Fare Fac” was used by the Fairfax family and means “speak-do” or “say it and do it”.

Henrico, VA Police De

Lexington, VA Police Department


Lynchburg, VA Police Department

 

The patch of the Lynchburg Police Department is worn with pride and dignity by the dedicated men and women who protect the lives and property of the citizens of this fine city.  The center of the patch depicts the scales of justice and the horn of plenty.  The vase represents plentiful water with the train signifying one of many transportation crossroads in the city.  In the background can be seen the Blue Ridge Mountains which lie immediately north of the city. 

Norfolk, VA Police Department

Portsmouth County, VA

Sheriff's Office

Portsmouth, VA Police Department

Vienna, VA Police Department

Virginia Beach, VA Police Department


Virginia Beach, VA Police Department

Marine Patrol

Virginia Beach, VA Fire Department

Alexandria, VA Fire Department

Newport News, VA Police Department

Arlington Couty, VA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Cheaspeake, VA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Cheapeake, VA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Hanover County, VA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Manassas, VA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Martinsville, VA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Norfolk, VA Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

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WASHINGTON


Washington State Patrol

 

Seattle, WA Police Department

Spokane, WA Police Department

Tacoma, WA Police Department

Toppenish, WA Police Department

Toppenish, WA Police Department

Subdued


Bremerton, WA Police Department

 

The U.S.S. Missouri, “Might Mo,” berthed in Bremerton for most of her retirement days.  The peace treaty with the Empire of Japan was signed on her deck in August of 1945 in Tokyo Bay ending hostilities of World War II.  She has 12 – 16” guns each capable of firing a projectile 25 miles.

The Hammerhead crane is the world’s largest.  With single hook, it is capable of lifting 280,000 deadweight pounds.  With two hooks on the same line it is capable of lifting 560,000 pounds.  The Hammerhead is located in the Bremerton Naval Shipyard and is seen when approaching Bremerton from land or by water.

The Bay depicted is surrounded by slopping tree-covered hills.

Port Orchard, WA Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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Washington DC

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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WISCONSIN


Wisconsin State Patrol

 

The present day patch (Circa 1955), with the outline of the Great State of Wisconsin in red, compliments our uniforms.

Appleton, WI Police Department

 

Appleton Police Officers first wore a shoulder patch in December 1961.  It was a diamond shaped black and gold patch worn only on the left sleeve of the officer’s uniform.  The department changed to it’s second patch in February 1966.  The current patch has been worn since May 13, 1996 

Ashwaubenon, WI

Public Safety

Brillion, WI Police Department

Dane County, WI Shriff's Office

Greendale, WI Police Department


La Crosse, WI Police Department

Langlade County, WI Sheriff's Office

Menomonee Falls, WI Police Department

Milwaukee, WI Police Department

Milwaukee, WI Police Department

Motor Unit

Milwaukee, WI Police Department

Cloth Badge


Rock County, WI Sheriff's Department

Sauk County, WI Sheriff's Department

Walworth County, WI Sheriff's Department

Wood County, WI Sheriff's Department

Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff's Office

Washington County, WI Sheriff's Office

Donated by Ray Griffith

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WYOMING


Wyoming Highway Patrol

 

The symbol of the bison (the Wyoming State Mammal) can be said to represent unspoiled America as it was, strength, determination, an unswerving course, teamwork, adventure, and sacrifice of self to provide for the well-being of others.  These qualities represent the Patrol.

Goshen County, WY Sheriff's Office

Platte County, WY Sheriff's Department

 

Our patch proudly displays thee Wyoming bucking horse, our state symbol, as well as a covered wagon; as the Oregon Trail passes through the northern part of our county.  It includes the Laramie Peak Range that is west of the Wheatland, as well as the Laramie River and an icon of the Missouri Basin Power Plant, located a few miles north of Wheatland.

Teton County, WY Sheriff's Office


FEDERAL AND MILITARY AGENIES


United States

Naval Intelligence

 Police Department 

United States Navy

Security Force

Fort Jackson, SC

United States Navy

Security Force

Oceana Naval Station,

Norfolk, VA

Naval Investigative Service (NIS)

Old Patch

Now it is Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

Naval Investigative Service

Cloth Special Agent Badge

United States Air Force

Security Police


United States Secret Service Police

Uniformed Division

United States Marshal

Illinois Central District

Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department

United States Marshal

Donated by Ray Griffith

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The official seal of the U.S. Marshals forms the patch for the Nation’s oldest Federal law enforcement agency.  The seal is symbolic of the rich heritage and devotion to duty of the men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The silver United States Marshals’ badge, which brought law and order to the Old West, is cast in a blue field which, as in the American flag, is representative of vigilance, perseverance, and justice.  The blue field contains 13 stars representative of the first 13 United States Marshals appointed by President Washington and the motto of the United States Marshals – Justice, Integrity, Service.  Super –imposed on the badge is the American eagle clutching in its talons the symbolic olive branch and arrows.  The eagle’s breastplate shield bears the colors of the American flag under which the United States Marshals serve.

The blue field over the red and white stripes on the shield shows the numerals 1789, the year in which the Office of the United States Marshal was created.  Surrounding the blue field in which the star is cast is a red ring, symbolic of the hardiness and courage of the United States Marshals and the blood they have lost in upholding the Constitution and laws of the United States.  Outside the red ring is a gold ring bearing the words, “Department of Justice” and “United States Marshal.”

Untied States Park Police Department


INTERNATIONAL AGENIES


Tasmania, Australia Police Department

Slovakia Police Department

New South Wales, Australia

Polic Department

Queensland, Australia Police Department

Malta Police Department

Port Moody, Canada Police Department


Czach Republic Police

Prague, Czech Republic Police Department

Prague, Czech Republic, Police Department

Motor Unit

Castle Guard, Prague, Czech Republic Police Department

Sweden Police Department

Uppsala, Sweden Police Department


Czach Republic Police

Hodonin, Czech Republic Police Department

Queensland, Australia Police Department

Donated by Ray Griffith

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LAW ENFORCEMENT MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS


Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Police Fleet Old Patch

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Police Fleet New Patch

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Police Fleet Fire Department Patch

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Police Fleet Sheriff's Office

Old Patch

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Police Fleet Sheriff's Office

New Patch

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Police Fleet State Trooper


Boswell Harley-Davidson

Cookville, TN

Destination Daytona Harley-Davidson

Daytona Beach, FL

Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson

Fort Walton Beach, FL

House of Harley-Davidson

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Harley-Davidson

Milwaukee, WI

Knoxville Harley-Davidson

Knoxville, TN



Indian Motorcycles

Indian Motorcycles

Kawasaki  Motorcycles


FIREARM MANUFACTURERS


DPMS Panther Arms

Mossberg Firearms

Ruger Firearms

Glock Firearms

Heckler & Koch

 

Back in 1997 Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Heckler & Koch teamed up to offer a Motor Officer Survival Course.


LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT COMPANIES


Blackwater USA

Founded in 1997 became the Leader

In Military and LE Training

Paraclete Bodyarmor

(As of 2013 Point Blank)

National Rife Assocation (NRA)

Law Enforcement Training

Magpul Dynamics

Magpul

10th Anniversrary Logo

Trijicon


ASP

Founded in 1993 by Navy SEAL Mike Noel, BLACKHAWK! Has been leading the charge in the tactical industry, In 2014 Blackhawk is used by Special Operation Units and Law Enforcement worldwide.

FrogLube

Firearm Lubercation

Froglube

Firearm Lubercation

Surefire Lights

Weapon and Tactical Light Systems

 

 

Surefire

Weapon and Tactical Light Systems


AR 500 Armor

Kryptek

From Battlefield to Backcountry

 


LAW ENFORCEMENT GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS 


South Carolina Law

Enforcement Officers Assocation

Fraternal Order of Police

Concerns of Police Survivors

 (COPS) Wisconsin Chapter

Signed by Erik "Ponch" Estrada

at the Harley Davidson 110 Celebration 2013

American Police Hall Of Fame

America Federation Of Police

Municipal Motorcycle Officers of California

(MMOC)


National Peace Officers Memorial

May 15, 1995

National Peace Officers Memorial

May 15, 1998

National Peace Officers Memorial

May 15, 1999

Donated by Ray Griffith

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OTHER SPECIAL PATCHES


Gringotts Bank

Bank Guard

Harry Potter Movies