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    Traffic Unit insignia/pin

    Any Traffic Unit cops on here? Just was selected for one at work and we're tossing around ideas for our unit pin. Anybody have any slick ideas? I've got a few so far submitted but was curious on any other ideas.
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    Here are some examples of symbols most closely related to traffic enforcement/accident investigations in law enforcement. They come in collar pins, patches, embroideries, etc. and can be obtained through your local uniform supplier.













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    How about a Starbucks logo over a background of sunglasses and a ticket book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtCHP View Post
    Here are some examples of symbols most closely related to traffic enforcement/accident investigations in law enforcement. They come in collar pins, patches, embroideries, etc. and can be obtained through your local uniform supplier.













    Those are all motor wheels. I think most motormen would not appreciate other officers wearing that insignia without being on motors.

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    My agency calls them traffic wings, and doesn't differentiate for the jocks. We use a basic wing, kinda like this one from the above post.


    If the wings are already specific to your motor-jocks, then you might be right to avoid them.

    The only other thing I can think of for traffic units is that some agencies traffic cops traditionally wear white covers, instead of standard blue covers.

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    These are associated with traffic enforcement in CA agencies:



    These are more often associated with motorcycle police in CA agencies:



    Many state highway patrols use this as their cap/hat badge:



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    So, all of these insignia are traffic enforcement/investigations related!!!

    Here is a website that offers a number of different badges and insignia for public safety. Page 61 shows some traffic related collar badges.

    www.badgesource.com/catalog.htm

    You may get some ideas.
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    Did not know that. I have only seen them on Motormen.

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    I'm rather partial to the wheel style.



    Our Highway guys are all motorcycle-trained, but much of their patrol duties are done in RMPs...the bikes are more for dignitary escort and the like, from what I understand. The wheel-and-arrow patches look great, IMO.
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    For us, wheel with arrow = Motor Unit; Wheel with wings = Traffic Unit.

    Personally, I kind of like the Starbucks/Shades/Citebook idea I read above
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    My Force does not have a Traffic Services Unit badge, but since we are required to wear hi-visibility vests or jackets while conducting traffic enforcement, when we recently bought unit casual-wear golf-style shirts we had the one sleeve embroidered with, "Beware of the yellow jackets", as well as our Force badge with the Unit name rockered above and below embroidered on the left breast.
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    Crazy Canadians... I like that though.

    One of our motors had a really neat looking pin, I could never get him to cough up where he got it. A variant on this one:


    But the bottom rocker had "Motor Officer"

    It was real slick looking, I've been looking for a traffic investigator pin....but no good ones out on the market.

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    We don't have any motors (yet) but on the Traffic Safety Section we wear a wheel with wings on it. We also have a small wing wheel decal on our cars.

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    The wing-n-wheel patch is generally the insignia for motor/highway/traffic units. I'm sure if you do a patch search online you can find something everyone agrees on.
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    You could take a look at the Manhattan Traffic Task Force insignia; a horse's head superimposed on a wagon wheel. It's the only one I know of that doesn't involve a motorcycle wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Shooter View Post
    You could take a look at the Manhattan Traffic Task Force insignia; a horse's head superimposed on a wagon wheel. It's the only one I know of that doesn't involve a motorcycle wheel.
    Something like this?


    Slightly modified from this:

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    The "Flying wheel" was used to distinguish traffic enforcement.

    CSP has a hat badge similar to CHP. Our motor Officers wear a flying wheel on their uniform.

    CSP pilots also wear a set of wings, but without the wheel

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    These are the "horsehead on wheel" patches that SgtCHP mentioned.
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    LOL it always seems like a mounted(horse) unit patch... but it isnt.

    Its 2009 and we still use a horsehead for traffic. Oh well. Tradition is tradition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jchughes05 View Post






    These are the "horsehead on wheel" patches that SgtCHP mentioned.
    Thanks! Looks like my link took a powder. This has photos of the task force building with the logos on either side of the entrance. Also, some of the officers' uniforms have the patch on the left sleeve.

    http://www.nycpba.org/publications/mag-08-08/mttf.html
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    Our traffic unit uses the wheel with the wings. We have a special patch for our traffic unit, and we wear the pin. We do not have any motorcycles in the unit

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