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Bethel Police patch to be updated

Part of the Bethel Police uniform is getting an update.  Officers have worn the same patch since the 1970's; a bright blue, yellow, and red patriotic patch which mirrors the shape and design of badges. The new patches will begin to appear on the uniforms of Bethel Police officers as early as this month, with a full switch over to be completed by September 1st.  The patch redesign was initiated by Chief Jeffrey Finch four years ago and upon his retirement, Chief Pugner continued his efforts. Pugner incorporated the colors black and gold from all of prior patches, and in a nod to the most recent, the American flag and bald eagle were also retained.  The seal for the Town of Bethel has now replaced the Connecticut seal, which department officials say represents a renewal of their promise and dedication to members of the community.   Bethel Police hope these patches will always signify safety, service, and comfort to everyone who sees it.