The LaSalle Police Service is modernizing their Shoulder Flash After 44 Years and
proudly presents their new Shoulder Flash / LOGO
Shoulder Flash 1991 – 2020 New Shoulder Flash 2020
Uniformed Officers of the LaSalle Police Service have proudly worn a “shoulder flash” (patch) on their uniforms since 1976 that was designed by Sandwich West Police Constable Howard Duffy (ret). The design of the flash was simple, classy and easily identifiable, not to mention one that was sought after by many collectors. In 1991, the Township of Sandwich West was incorporated as the Town of LaSalle. At that time, Sergeant Dave Dean (ret) modified the shoulder flash to reflect the name change which our officers continued to wear until 2020.
In 2020, we decided that it was time for a refreshed and modern look. After months of designing and refining, Sergeant Dave Dean (ret) along with Deputy Chief Kevin Beaudoin produced a shoulder flash that was equally classy, simple and readily identifiable. In keeping some of the history and lineage intact, the new shoulder flash incorporates a crown and shield surrounded by 6 maple leaves seen at the center of the flash. This crown and shield design is in fact the same as the hat badge that LaSalle officers have worn on their forage (dress) caps for several years.
The design was taken one step further to include the new LaSalle Police motto “Dedicated to Serve”. This motto captures the essence of the LaSalle Police Service along with each staff member’s commitment to this great community. This new shoulder flash will adorn the uniforms of every uniformed officer of the LaSalle Police Service beginning in October 2020. While there will be a short transition period from the previous shoulder flash to the new one, this is a very proud moment in our 64 year history.
Please visit our website at www.lasallepolice.ca and view our video which outlines the lineage of shoulder flashes worn by our service since 1956.