Lake Placid Police Patch Requests
The Lake Placid Police Department receives a large volume of patch requests from all over the world. Unfortunately, we are unable to honor patch requests due to security reasons and cost. The patches are purchased with Village funds and are an official part of the Lake Placid Police uniform. The patch is considered equipment provided to employees of the Lake Placid Police Department and are not authorized to be worn by anyone other than a member of the Lake Placid Police Department.
About Our Patch
Our official patch, as shown above, is light blue with gold embroidered lettering and is in the shape of a shield. The Village seal is embedded in the center of the patch with "Lake Placid Police," along the top and "N.Y." under the seal. The Lake Placid seal was designed by three local residents in the late 1950's. The design elements represent the natural beauty of the area. The blue background signifies the blue skies and crystal clear waters of our rivers, lakes and streams; the triangle reminds us of the snow-capped peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, and the snowflake, of the world-class winter sports. The Olympic rings symbolize the unique history of Lake Placid having hosted two Winter Olympic Games - 1932 and 1980.
The current patch has been worn since the early 1970's. Prior to the current patch, the patch only differed in shape. The contents have always been the same since it's original creation in the 1960's, only changing from a circle to a shield style. The most unique part of the patch is the rare incorporation of the Olympic rings within the seal.