A scanned image of the North Providence, Rhode Island, Police Department shoulder patch.

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.