Police, Fire wear commemorative 125th Anniversary badges
Redlands Firefighters and Police Officers and other sworn personnel will have new badges pinned to their uniform, in recognition of the City’s 125th Anniversary, which will be celebrated through November 2013.
Both the Fire and Police Department badges were paid for by department employees at no cost to the City, in recognition of the anniversary celebration.
The Police Department badge, designed and manufactured by V&V Manufacturing in the City of Industry features the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel and historic City seal, along with the legend 1888-2013. Employees may wear the traditional badge or the anniversary badge during the anniversary year.
The Fire Department badge was designed by a committee of Redlands Firefighters and manufactured by Sun Badge Company, of Ontario.
The badge recognizes the important role citrus played in the development of Redlands, as depicted by oranges and other citrus fruit on the bottom edge of the badge. In addition, the traditional fire axes are emphasized, recalling a time before power tools played such a large role in firefighters’ duties. The stylistic “R” at the center of the badge stands for Redlands. The four-digit number at the bottom of the badge will indicate each employee’s individual identification number, thus, no two badges will be alike.
All personnel who ordinarily wear a badge during the performance of their duties, including firefighters, police officers, community service officers, animal control officers and other personnel may wear the anniversary badges.
Retired police personnel and those who don’t ordinarily wear a badge were allowed to purchase display police badges encased in transparent plastic.