The shoulder patch of the Emporia, Kansas, Police Department.

The confluence of major population centers at Emporia, Kansas, presents challenging policing issues. Located at the crossroads of Interstates 35 and 335 and Highway 50, Emporia also is the birthplace of Veteran’s Day and boasts a history of connection with Teddy Roosevelt and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William A. White.

The shoulder patch of the Emporia Police Department represents the long tradition of policing in the city. The center of the patch is the state seal of Kansas, which takes on special significance for Emporia because the community is considered the gateway to the Flint Hills, one of the most vivid natural wildlife prairie areas in the United States.