The North Providence, Rhode Island, Police Department’s shoulder patch incorporates items of historical significance. In the middle is the town hall. At the left is a coat of arms; white peaks at the top represent the three hills that originally formed part of the town’s boundaries, and a white circle with several blue lines indicates the bodies of water within North Providence. To the right is the town seal, a jagged circle acknowledging the year of incorporation—1765. A single star at the bottom of the patch represents the early days of law enforcement, a time of the sheriff and constable. The laurel indicates that police officers function and desire for peace.