You won't see yellow or gold thread on shoulder patches of Arcadia Police Officers any longer. Our uniform standards were updated and changes were implemented this past Sunday, August 12, 2012. The most notable difference is in color modifications to the uniform patch, from the bright multi-color threads to the more subtle, silver and black color scheme. The last major change to the Arcadia Police Department shoulder patch came decades ago when the City of Arcadia became known as the "Community of Homes", formerly named the "Queen City". The patches for all sworn and full-time members have been changed and the older style shoulder patch will be phased out for our volunteer staff in the near future.
Arcadia Police Officers have worn dark blue uniforms since late 1986 when the Department swapped out the tan uniform for a more industry standard blue. Other uniform modifications over the years have included several badge changes from the old style "eagle" badge to a more contemporary shield, as well as a centennial star badge worn in 2003.
|(Shift change, Sunday, August 12, 2012, retirement of gold/yellow shoulder patch.)|