Albemarle County, VA Police Department

History of the Albemarle County Police Shoulder Patch

The Albemarle County Police Department was officially formed on July 1, 1984.  The Patch is worn by our officers on both shoulders of the uniform shirt.

The Albemarle County Seal forms the centerpiece of the Albemarle County Police Patch.  The patch represents the farming lands and scenic beauty found in Albemarle County as well as the reference to the University of Virginia which was founded by Thomas Jefferson.  In the background of the seal can be seen the beautiful skyline and Blue Ridge Mountains.  In the center of the patch, a hand holding equal rights denotes the justice which any government must provide.  You will also notice the patch includes the beautiful dogwood bloom, which is the state flower.

The History of the Albemarle County Police Department Motorcycle Unit

Information and Photos provided by the Albemarle County, VA Police Department.