Patrolman Badge (From
the LAPD Website)
- Border design based on the fasces,
or ancient Roman symbol of authority.
- Designation of rank.
- Rays of a setting sun represent a
West Coast location.
- Replica of City Hall with three
symbolic characteristics: Tower’s rising lines depict the untiring
and unyielding spirit of the City’s founders; the flanking wings
represent the expansive growth from the first "El Pueblo"; the broad
base signifies the City’s firm foundation.
- The City Seal depicts: the City’s
history through Spanish, Mexican, autonomous and United States
control; its site as a prolific garden spot; and the early influence
of the mission padres.
- Designation of city and department.
- Oval shape, unique in badge design
when adopted in 1940.
- Badge number or symbol of rank.