Patch Call

Patch Call

lake city patch Gladwin patch

The patch of the Lake City, South Carolina, Police Department is in the shape of the state and displays the half-moon and palmetto tree, like South Carolina’s flag. The Challenger space shuttle honors Ron McNair, an astronaut from Lake City. Rays of the sun feature the words “honor,” “justice,” “peace,” “integrity,” and “respect,” character traits of a police officer.


At the right of the patch of the Gladwin, Michigan, Police Department, a cedar tree represents the logging industry, as well as the fact that the city of Gladwin originally was called the village of Cedar. The gear represents the industrial nature of the area. Also featured is a silhouette of the state of Michigan with the location of Gladwin identified.