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  Badges and Patch History  

The West Haven Police Department's Uniform shoulder patch has been through many changes since it's inception.  The shoulder patch evolved from a basic triangle design containing only the words WEST HAVEN POLICE to today's modern graphic design.  The current design contains the City Of West Haven Seal depicting one of our city residents, Thomas Painter, looking out at the British fleet in our harbor on July 5, 1779, from a lookout point on Savin Rock.  The city seal was designed in 1973 by Jerome Germain.

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WHPD shoulder patch pre-1960



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         1960's WHPD shoulder patch. The State of
         Connecticut Seal was added to the basic


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                The WHPD shoulder patch 1973 - 1991. The City
                of West Haven Seal replaced the State of CT Seal

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                  The WHPD shoulder patch 1991 - 1993. The
                  City of West Haven Seal graphics were updated.

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               The WHPD shoulder patch 1993 to present time.
               The patch was totally redesigned and graphics of
               the City Seal were enhanced by Sgt Ralph Angelo.

                 Other WHPD Patches

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                    The West Haven Police S.W.A.T. Unit Patch

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               West Haven Police Cadets Patch (Program Disbanded)

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                           The Public Service Officer Patch

                             WHPD Pins, etc.


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                                 WHPD Uniform Brass Button                


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                                WHPD Uniform Collar Pin


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                              WHPD S.W.A.T. Unit Uniform Pin

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                             Flying Wheel Uniform Pin worn by the
                                W.H.P.D.'s Motorcycle Operators

  Badge History  

 Below is a list of badges issued to members of the West Haven Police Department.


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                    Badge issued to West Haven Police Patrolmen

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                      Badge issued to West Haven Police Sergeants

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                   Badge issued to West Haven Police Lieutenants

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                      Badge issued to West Haven Police Captains


                           Patch Issued to Master Patrol Officers

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                               Embroidered West Haven Police Badge

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Embroidered West Haven Police Patrolman's Badge     

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                            WHPD's child giveaway toy badge


Patch History

Pin History

Badge History

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