January 1, 2011
The patch of the Dixon, Illinois, Police Department represents several aspects of the town’s history. Across the top, a white arch symbolizes Dixon’s War Memorial Arch, and white letters state the town’s founding year of 1830. The patch’s border proudly highlights Dixon as the hometown of 40th President Ronald Reagan. Finally, the center graphics display the American and Illinois State flags beneath the bald eagle, honoring the state and nation that the department serves.