This was Ewing Township Police
Department’s first uniform patch. A few years
after the department was established, the
motorcycle patrol was replaced by the police
car. This allowed each vehicle to be equipped
with two-way police radios. Not all departments
at the time had radios. Ewing was proud to have
had radios in the cars.
In the 1950’s radios were common
in police cars so Chief Forst had the patch
changed. The “Radio Patrol” was dropped and the
patch colors were lightened so they would
contrast better with the dark blue uniform.
In the 1960’s Chief Steepy
changed the Ewing patch design and colors. The
border and lettering were gold and the shape of
the patch was modified. The background was also
changed from blue to black. The entire patch had
more of a contemporary look.
In 1974 Chief Steepy once more
made a radical change to the departmental
patch. At this point in time you could do more
with the color and detail of a patch. The words
“Knowledge, Integrity, and Courage” were added
along with a red, white and blue shield.
In 2002, Chief Coulton had the
patch changed to its current look. The word
“Township” was taken off the patch and “New
Jersey” was added back on the patch. Throughout
Ewing’s history the patch has always matched the
emblem on the marked police vehicles.