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We received the following letter about decal, badge, uniform, and logo redesign at the Columbia Police Department (CPD).
Have you heard anything about the police chief re-designing Columbia's police badges and decals? I have heard the chief [Ken Burton] wants to do away with the current design for CPD badges and decals and replace them with his design. I am concerned because of the expense it would incur. All the badges, decals on cars, buildings and uniform patches would need to be replaced with the new design.
How much would this cost? Will this occur again with a new chief? Does the city have extra funds for this kind of superficial expense ? If so, why not put more cops on the street instead? Just saying. Jim P., Columbia, Missouri
Sergeant Jill Wieneke, Public Relations Unit, Columbia Police Department answers:
"Yes, the department is changing its 'logo.' It is actually being integrated into the switching over of our vehicles to Chevy Tahoe SUVs and our uniforms (we are switching vendors). I don't have exact numbers (thankfully I am not the budget lady), but every uniform and marked car gets a patch/decal anyway. The badges are not being changed.