Patch Call

Patch Call

Patch Call
Patch Call

The patch of the Oxford, Pennsylvania, Police Department depicts historical landmarks located throughout Oxford. The red building represents the train station that housed the police department from the 1950s until 2009. The tree recalls the 300-year old “William Penn Oak,” located in the center of town. The foreground includes the town clock from Oxford’s business district; its hands remain fixed at 9:11 as a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Coos Bay, Oregon, is the largest deep-water shipping port between San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. As such, the city’s police department patch illustrates the town’s importance to the West Coast shipping industry. Log ships and tug boats, like those featured in the center of the patch, routinely maneuver through the city’s historical industrial bay.