The should patch of the Menands, New York, Police Department.

The Menands, New York, Police Department patch is designed around the village seal, which features a portrait of Louis Menand, a French Huguenot who came to the United States and settled in the area in 1840. Menand was a horticulturist and developed a large garden, selling decorative plants such as orchids and other specialty indoor and outdoor plants.

To the upper left are trees, signifying wilderness, and at the upper right is a steam engine. The bottom features a mule pulling a boat on the Erie Canal, which runs entirely through what became the village of Menands.