ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
Contact: Chief Tighe O’Meara Released: 05/08/2017
Phone: 541-482-5211 Case Number:
New Police Badges
The Ashland Police Department is proud to introduce the community to its new badges. The police badge represents the authority vested in a police officer and the department has been working on updating its badges to better reflect the community and the police team that serves the community. The new badges feature Iron Mike, the iconic statue that stands proudly in the Plaza. The statue represents the pioneering spirit of our great state, as well as the pioneering spirit of the police department. This is appropriate given the new policing programs that the department has brought to the community such as the You Have Options Program and the Gateway Drug Treatment and Amnesty Program. The Ashland Police Department is always looking for new and better ways to serve the community.
The new badge indicates a person’s title underneath the word “POLICE” because we are all part of the team, not above the team.
The new badge also features a laurel wreath around the perimeter, an ancient symbol of victory and authority. The two stars on the bottom of the badge represent Samuel Prescott and Victor Knott, two Ashland officers who were killed in the line of duty in separate incidents in 1931.
Please direct any questions to Chief Tighe O’Meara
Ashland Police Department
1155 East Main Street,
Ashland, Oregon 97520 ∙ (541) 488-2211