Patrol Officer's Badge
"The Denver Police
Department proudly displays the patrol officer's badge, the most
recognizable symbol of police authority.
The patrol officer's
badge was designed in 1928 and is constructed of three parts: the star
and eagle, the rim and the seal.
These three parts
symbolize the three branches of government: executive, legislative and
judicial. The American Eagle on top of the badge symbolizes freedom and
the police officer's readiness to defend individual rights.
Each of the seven major
points of the star represent a quality valued by all professional police
officers: honesty, integrity, temperance, fortitude, faith, hope and
charity. The remaining minor points illuminate the badge, a symbol of
The gold and silver
colors denote purity and worth. The center is the corporate seal of the
City and County of Denver, and is dominated by an American Eagle
watching over industry, offices of state, and future expansion."
-Denver Police Department Website