The next panel denotes a rank. It is important to note that all positions, regardless of what they are, are underneath the word “POLICE.” That is, we are all subservient to the unit, we are all part of the team, no one above the team
Iron Mike, the statue from the city plaza is the center piece. Iron Mike represents the state’s pioneering nature, as well as the department's. APD strives to be a department that advances the profession of policing, pioneering the way for others to follow.
Lastly, the two stars represent our two fallen officers, Samuel Prescott and Victor Knott, both of whom were killed in the line of duty serving as Ashland officers in 1931