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osage city police patch
Noth Miami Beach Police patch

The patch of the Osage City, Kansas, Police Department prominently references the city’s proud past and brilliant future. One of the city’s famous 6th Street light poles is shown in the center, followed below by strands of wheat, a well-known staple in Kansas. The background depicts a flowing American flag symbolizing national pride, as well as the city skyline with its large water tower. To the right is a representation of the Osage Indian, after which the city is named.

The city of North Miami Beach, Florida, was established in 1926 as Fulford by the Sea. Shortly after its founding, a hurricane destroyed three of the four stone water fountains built at the city’s four corners. The remaining fountain, which still stands, is depicted as a symbol of perseverance on the patch of the city’s police department. The patch also depicts the city’s popular seashore, a palm tree, and the sun with rays, three symbols reminiscent of the Great Seal of Florida.


March 2012 LEB Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Back to the Cover

The Next Worst Thing
Gathering and analyzing indicators and warnings comprise crucial intelligence techniques.
By David Cid

Focus on Searches
Characteristics and Implications of Diversion Safes

Leadership Spotlight
Be of Consequence

Changing Police Subculture
Greater attention must focus on the various causes and impacts of occupational stress and mental anguish among officers, as well as how these relate to the law enforcement subculture.
By Mark Malmin

Safeguard Spotlight
Mentoring and Support

ViCAP Alert
Missing Person

Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture
Important laws help enable law enforcement officers to seize criminal profits and deter future crimes.
By Douglas Leff

Bulletin Honors

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