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Waterloo police seek potential designs for second patch

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WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- Submissions are open for a second police patch design to be worn by Waterloo police.

On Facebook, the department asked that designs be sent to by August 30th, 2020. 

Designs should be similar in size and shape to the current patch. A number of potential designs are shown below.

The current patch, which police say displays a griffin, has been criticized widely by the Black community. The department notes that in Greek mythology a griffin stands for vigilance.

Since his first night on the job, the idea of a new patch has been at the forefront of Waterloo Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald.

When he unveiled his extensive reformation plans for the department, Fitzgerald said he hoped to create a second patch that was designed by the community.

The new patch would be worn alongside the current one.

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Taylor Vessel

Multimedia Reporter

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