The shoulder patch of the Rome, Georgia, Police Department.

The patch of the Rome, Georgia, Police Department features a depiction of the city’s clock tower. Also serving as a water tower, it was constructed in 1871 and has 107 steps to the top for a great view of downtown Rome. The tower includes a 41-foot structure containing the clockworks and four faces, making it 104 feet high. Surrounding the clock tower are two leaves representing a Roman laurel. On the right is one from the holly tree, which embodies both protection and peace. The left one is from the bay laurel, the symbol of wisdom.