Patch Call

Patch Call

Estes Park, Colorado, Police Department
Dixon, Illinois, Police Department

The Estes Park, Colorado, Police Department patch highlights the town’s location as the gateway to the 265,000–acre Rocky Mountain National Park. Each summer the park receives over 3 million visitors who tour the majestic and rugged mountain peaks and valleys. The patch features one of the area’s most abundant wildlife species, the 5-point bull elk, with snow-capped Rocky Mountains in the background and the Colorado State seal in the foreground.

The patch of the Dixon, Illinois, Police Department represents several aspects of the town’s history. Across the top, a white arch symbolizes Dixon’s War Memorial Arch, and white letters state the town’s founding year of 1830. The patch’s border proudly highlights Dixon as the hometown of 40th President Ronald Reagan. Finally, the center graphics display the American and Illinois State fl ags beneath the bald eagle, honoring the state and nation that the department serves.