Patch Call: Bethalto Illinois Police Department
The village of Bethalto, Illinois, is located in the greater St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area and was incorporated under a special charter in 1869. This charter date is shown below the village seal on the service patch of the Bethalto Police Department. Pictured clockwise in the seal are the old Village Hall—built in 1874—and the control tower of St. Louis Regional Airport, located in Bethalto. A coal train symbolizes the village’s coal mining history, and the Bethalto Arboretum is depicted via the trees and walkway. The hand at the center of the seal represents the Bethalto Spirit organization, a volunteer group working for the betterment of the village.