PVC Patches For Law Enforcement AgenciesIn the United States, every law enforcement agency has a special emblem and patch on their uniform toidentify their location (state, city, county, etc.), jurisdiction, rank, and often to emphasize a particularhonor or a fallen comrade.These patches are suitable and necessary for city police, county sheriffs, SWAT teams, highway patrolofficers, ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) officials, FBI, forest rangers, and any other law enforcementgroups. They also serve a purpose for armed and unarmed civilian security patrols in businesses andresidential communities.Almost any government agency requires a unique identification that is easily recognizable andprominently displayed so that the civilian public can be aware of the police or other authoritys presenceand the officer can get the cooperation they need to serve the public to the best of their abilities. Thepatch that a law enforcement officer is wearing serves as the only form of identification that is easilyrecognizable and capable of eliciting the cooperation of law abiding citizens as well as those who might be involved in criminal activities. PVC (poly vinyl chloride) patches have become the most popular material for patches for law enforcement agencies for several reasons. PVC patches are made from molds. The molds allow a level of detail and a variety of color to be used that cloth and other sewn materials could never equal. Lettering on PVC can be distinctive and boldly colored allowing easy recognition of the law enforcement officers agency, location, rank, and identity. PVC can even be made with fluorescent coloring to allow thepatch to be readily seen in the dark - keeping the officer safe and even more recognizable.A very popular option is a PVC patch with a Velcro backing. This allows the easytransfer of a patch between uniforms. This advantage also allows an officer that isinvolved in more than one agency to change identification or wear multipleidentifications at the same time granting easy recognition of the officers dual rolesand speeds the sometimes difficult communication that is needed for lawenforcement. If the officer wants to signal that he is off duty the PVC patch with aVelcro backing can be removed.PVC patches are much more durable and will last longer than cloth or othermaterials saving money not only to the law enforcement agency but to the taxpayers as well. PVC resistssun fading, water, and salt water damage.PVC patches with or without Velcro backing have become the standard for law enforcement agencies ofall kinds as well as civilian security forces because they are so easily recognizable, can be colored andlettered to fit any agency’s needs and preferences, and are hard wearing and durable.