Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of any police uniform is the shoulder
patch. Police patches come in various shapes, sizes, styles and colors, and
range from the very simple to the very ornate. There are very few officers
that when asked what their department's patch symbolizes can tell you the answer.
The shoulder patch of the Bellmead Police Department was created with this in
mind. Designed by members of the department, each detail of the patch has it's
own distinct meaning and purpose, so when someone looks at the patch, they will
not only see the name of the department, but also the department's perception
of its role in the community.
ABOUT THE PATCH
THE SHAPE: The shield is a time honored and universally recognized
symbol of protection. During times of conflict the shield was used to protect
those standing behind it from injury.
THE NAVY BORDER: Symbolizes the men and women in Law Enforcement who
are the first line of defense against crime.
THE ROPE INNER BORDER: Symbolizes strength, and unity. Like the
strands of a rope we cannot accomplish much individually, but working together
we become stronger and more able to accomplish our goals. The green and silver
represent the official colors of the city and the department's commitment to
work together with the community, in order to make Bellmead a better place to
live and work.
THE RED AND WHITE BANNER: Symbolizes those whose lives are on the
line daily to protect others, with the caption "PROUDLY WE SERVE".
THE SILVER BACKGROUND: Like the precious metal, it symbolizes the
durability, versatility, and strength of the department.
THE FLAGS AND CITY LOGO: Represent the City, State and Federal Laws
we are sworn to uphold.