The shoulder patch of the Radford City, Virginia, Police Department.

The Radford City, Virginia, Police Department patch features the official seal of Radford, which shows a tyrant being conquered under the words “sic semper tyrannis,” meaning “thus always to tyrants.” Depicted in the background of the seal are the mountains that surround the city. Under the seal is a map of Virginia marked with Radford’s location.

Created to represent the department’s proud past and promising future, the patch is blue and gold to represent the colors of the traditional police uniforms and service stripes and rank.