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City of Stillwater News

Posted on: June 5, 2023

Stillwater Police Adopts New Look After 40 Years

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(STILLWATER, OK) – Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, Stillwater Police Department (SPD) will wear a new patch on a new uniform. Officers will wear a gray shirt and navy blue pants with a redesigned insignia instead of the familiar dark blue uniform worn since 1998.

SPD is proud of its heritage; the new patch is only the third design worn by officers over the department’s lifetime. The previous patch design, which emphasized Stillwater’s history, remained largely unchanged for almost 45 years. But the new patch symbolizes the characteristics and behaviors expected of officers, a commitment to standards and the guiding principles SPD follows when serving the community, Police Chief Jeff Watts explained.

“The Stillwater Police Department takes great pride in the services and commitment we provide to our community. We wanted a way to symbolize some of the important traits every officer possesses and a way to display those traits as a reminder to our community members and personnel,” Watts said. “The new patch provides that opportunity. We will now wear some of our most important values on the sleeve of our shirt.”

The new design features the state flag emblem: an Osage warrior’s shield, olive branch and a ceremonial pipe, along with the words “Excellence,” “Commitment” and “Integrity.”

Other elements represent justice, mercy and wisdom, stability, unity and confidence, pride in the state of Oklahoma and a commitment to learning, training, growing and improving.

In addition to showcasing the new patch, the new uniforms with the lighter shirts will be cooler and more comfortable during the hotter times of year.

View the new patch and uniform video:

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