Police chief hosts contest to design new ‘police patch’

Posted January 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm

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By Julie Ann Madden

Kids of all ages — with any and all artistic abilities — are invited to enter a free contest.

Police Departments are recognized by patches on their officers’ uniforms and the patch design is painted on their patrol vehicles, explained Akron Police Chief William “Bill” Young.

He is asking any and all people — from kids to the elderly — to create a police patch design. It can be any shape, size and colors and created with any artists’ means — from crayons to computer designed.

The only requirement is the design should be no larger than 8.5” x 11” and should include the words Akron, Iowa, and Police.

The winning designer will receive $100 in Chamber Bucks, said Young, adding they will also have the fame of being the artist who designed this special patch. The winner will also receive a framed patch.

Make sure to label designs with your name, address and phone number, said Young. Then drop off your drawings and designs at Akron City Hall, 220 Reed St. The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and after hours, the designs can be placed in the City Hall drop-off box — the same box where people drop off utility bill payments.

There is no limit on the amount of times a person can enter this contest, said Young. The deadline is March 15 and the winner will be announced by The Akron Hometowner.

“I don’t hate our current patch,” said Young. “I just think the current patch is a little bland.”

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