Community Commitment is out, ‘Building Relationships’ is in.
Members of the Winnipeg Police Service have been asked to participate in a selection process to choose a new ‘look’ for Winnipeg Police patrol units. The process will involve members visiting Policenet, logging in and casting a vote for one of two designs.
The new look will feature a black on white as opposed to blue on white color scheme.
The colour is not all that’s being altered. The Police Service’s long standing motto “Community Commitment” will be removed and replaced by the current administration’s favorite buzz words. You guessed it, patrol units will be adorned with “Building Relationships”.
It is not anticipated that the words “Community Commitment” will be removed from the Police Service badge. The heraldic design and wording incorporated in the badge was personally approved by the Queen. Any change to the badge would require royal approval.
According to a recent email sent to all members of the Police Service by the Chief, the new colour scheme and logo is designed to enhance safety in terms of greater visibility, improve the image of the Service, and increase officer morale.
The two proposed patrol unit designs are shown below.