The patch of the Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff’s Office depicts the agency’s badge and a map of the area. A bundle of oranges — the main crops grown, harvested, and exported in the parish due to the rich soil provided by the Mississippi River — is also featured on the patch. Below the oranges is a banner displaying the year Plaquemines Parish was established, prior to Louisiana’s inclusion in the Union and becoming a state.
Plaquemines Parish is located just south of New Orleans with a presence on both the east and west banks of the Mississippi River. Nearly surrounded by water and comprising many acres of marshland, the parish ends at a sign that says, “Welcome, you have reached the southernmost point in Louisiana — Gateway to the Gulf.”