WKU Police Department unveils new patch and cars

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The WKU Police Department is excited to unveil some changes to their branding.

A new patch has been designed for officers' uniforms over the summer, and those were distributed this week to the majority of the department.

The previous patch depicted Guthrie Bell Tower and the Red Towel. The new patch now showcases Cherry Hall, an iconic building that has stood with pride at the top of the Hill for over 80 years.

WKU's colors also stand prominent on the patch, along with their values of integrity, responsibility and commitment.

The department also looked for other incremental ways to modernize their look, and the attention turned to a redesign for the exterior of their police cruisers as well.

"Every officer had the opportunity to vote, and everybody had a say so, and had a say into the new patch, into the new cruisers, and there's not a lot of places that you go and you have the opportunity to be a part of re-branding your entire department," explained Tim Gray, WKU Police Department's public information officer. "And that was something that was really, really special."

The department is also in the beginning stages of designing new badges, as well as making improvements to their headquarters to be more inviting to the public.

"Our university community means the world to us, and that's why we're here. So in the way that we provide service -- there's a lot of pride that goes into that," said Gray.

"We want that to be seen in everything that we do. From our uniforms, to our cruisers, to our police department. We want folks to see that we're proud of where we are," he said. "We're proud of who we are, we're proud of the way that we go about conducting ourselves on the daily business, and so we want to share that with the university community."