COURTESY OF THE RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT

All Riverside Police uniformed employees will be sporting new shoulder patches by the end of October.

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel approved the new patch on Sept. 1, 2014.

The shoulder patch design was the collaborated effort of Sgt. Leo Kotor and Riverside Brookfield High School art student Rebecca Burke. Burke is a Brookfield resident and a junior at Riverside Brookfield High School.

The new patch, which exhibit the current center of town landscape as a focal point, are designed to be consistent with the Village’s rich history.

The Police Department has used the current patch design since 1996.

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said, “The patch is a collaborative effort that symbolizes the positive changes taking place in our department. It also projects a very positive, meaningful, proud, and professional image of our department and of our personnel.”

The current multi-colored patch cost 5.00 dollars per patch to produce (due to multiple colors). The new patches will cost $1.50 per patch to produce.