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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 patchdesign@waterloopolice.com 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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