Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Academy Alumni Association donated 150 new badges totaling more than $20,000 to the Sugar Land Police Department.
The new badges replace those currently used by SLPD, described as stock badges ordered from a common catalogue that lack features unique to Sugar Land.
The new design is the result of a task force of officers who solicited proposals during the course of a year’s work for designs that depicted attributes portraying the City’s heritage.
After feedback from officers throughout the department, a badge designed by a Sugar Land public safety dispatcher was chosen.
The new badge includes an oval shape, an eagle, a state seal, American and Texas flags, a ribbon for officers’ badge numbers and rays of sunlight. The badge also prominently displays the Imperial Sugar char house, an iconic structure that was once the focal point of sugar refinery operations and a building that’s now being preserved and repurposed as a luxury hotel and restaurant.
The Sugar Land Police Department's Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association handles most volunteer opportunities at SLPD that are administrative or clerical in nature. For more information about CPAAA, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/cpaaa.
Photo Caption: Sugar Land City Council approved the Sugar Land Police Academy Alumni Association’s donation of 150 badges on Aug. 2. Picture (L-R) are Police Chief Douglas Brinkley, CPAAA President Wendy Griffith, Lt. Chris Thompson, Officer Adam Cempa, public safety Dispatcher and badge designer Ericka Stroud, Officer Eric Babnew, CPAAA Board Member Richard Fenton, Lt. Wayne Coleman, Capt. Stuart Denton, Assistant City Manager Steve Griffith, CPAAA Board Member Louise Cirasole and CPAAA Vice President Dave Sullivan.