Patch Call

Patch Call

Talladega patch
Santa Fe patch

The Talladega, Alabama, Police Department’s patch reflects the city’s heritage and honors the Creek Indians. Talladega is a Creek Indian word, which translates into English as “border town.” Prior to the town’s incorporation, it served for hundreds of years as a Creek Indian village.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the oldest capital in the United States. On the patch of its police department, the shield depicts the castle from Juan de Onate, Spanish conquistador and explorer; the lion representing Diego de Vargas, who recaptured the city from the Pueblo Indians; and the Mexican Eagle.