Green Bay Police Department Badges Now Feature The Packers Logo

Sigh. Now that’s what you call hardcore provincialism: NFL -style. Officers employed by the Green Bay Police Department have been authorized by leaders of the department to wear the above badge which pays tribute to the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory and honors the Wisconsin town’s moniker of “Titletown, U.S.A.” Makes sense, because if there is a city whose entire identity is inextricably intertwined with that of the local sports franchise…okay, there isn’t a city that can compare to Green Bay in that regard in the entire lovin’ world. The city of Green Bay is the Packers and the Packers are Green Bay. They are inseparable entities. And thankfully, when a die-hard Packers fan is busted by local law enforcement, he (or she) can be comforted as they are slammed down to the “Frozen Tundra” by gazing upon the beloved Packers logo. Good times.

According to the report in Journal-Sentinel, officers have the option of either paying for one of these bad boys emblazoned with all things wondrous and excellent that is the Packers or they can choose to continue to wear the traditional badges, which is certainly good news for the lone Minnesota Vikings or even Chicago Bears fan walking the Green Bay beat. Ah, who am I kidding? A self-admitted Vikings or Bears fan who is also a Green Pay police officer would never last long on the force.

Ah, I kid, I kid. To be honest, the badges are pretty cool and I’m sure they are a hit with the citizens of Green Bay. But seriously, there’s no way there is one of them on the force. A Bears or Vikings fan, that is. Something tells me an affront like that wouldn’t sit too well with the local populace.

Police badges get Packers logo [Journal-Sentinel]

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16 Comments

  1. Dick Schoessler

    August 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I would be very proud to wear this badge if I were on the police department. How about the Firefighter also wearing this badge.

    • nemo

      August 18, 2011 at 11:54 am

      Yes because all the public are fans and condone the tax moneys for this in a depression. And what did they have to pay the NFL.

      • Ann

        August 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

        The article says THEY have to pay for them. Do you read much?

      • rick

        August 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

        Iam an officer in Illinois and I would very pround to wear something like this. THe OFFICER that wants to wear pays for it. NOT THE TAX PAYERS. read the article again.

  2. Reena riley

    August 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    What a great idea. This is at the officers expense (not taxpayers) if you read carefully. What self respecting cop wouldn’t want this. I would pretend I was being frisked by Clay. Enjoy GB!)

  3. Gail

    August 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    As a displaced cheesehead in Arizona, I can only say, WOW! And can I get a civilian version?
    By the way Nemo, yes, “all the public are fans” – at least in Green Bay, and in most of Wisconsin. And you would be surprised at the number of Packer fans around the country. WE ARE EVERYWHERE!

  4. Tony

    August 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    ok i have no problem with the packers logo being on the badges. but where does “Titletown” winning 1 superbowl in the last 14+ years hardly qualifies them for that nickname. not even close actually. what about NYC? they win championships all the time. Or Boston. They’ve won more titles in the last decade than any other city. Green Bay is about as far from “Titletown” as a city can get.

    • Gail

      August 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      “The Green Bay Packers have won 13 league championships (more than any other team in the NFL), including nine NFL championships prior to the Super-Bowl era and four Super Bowl victories—in 1967 (Super Bowl I), 1968 (Super Bowl II), 1997 (Super Bowl XXXI) and 2011 (Super Bowl XLV). “

      • Tony

        August 22, 2011 at 7:42 am

        Boston has won over 30 championships. NYC has won over 50. Last time I checked, and please correct me if I’m wrong, those are more than 13. I’d say they might be a little more deserving of the “Titletown” label.

  5. COPSareGOVnotNFL

    August 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    FAIL
    These guys are on official duty, not sponsors or a private franchise. Professionalism folks, please. IMHO.

    • COPSareGOVnotNFL

      August 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      *not sponsors OF a private franchise.

    • Gail

      August 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      “The Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States.”

  6. joemama

    August 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Hella lame, IMO. This would not pass for appropriate in 99% of other professions, it just seems demeaning of the profession as a whole. Why not deck out the squad cars with Packers emblems, with the officers carrying matching tazers and billy clubs. Ridiculous.

  7. Gail

    August 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    COPSare,Tony and joemama: clearly you are not very football savvy.

    Maybe if you had read the entire article above (although three paragraphs might be more that your little pea-brains can handle at one time), you would have caught the drift – Green Bay and the Packers are a complete package. You can’t have one without the other.

    The squad car idea has some merit, joe – green and gold color scheme would be perfect.

    Think I detect some envy here!

    • Tony

      August 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

      Gail,

      I know plenty about football. And if you had read my post (or maybe the one paragraph was too much for your little pea-brain to handle) I said I have no problem with the packers logo being on there. What I do have a problem with is the name “Titletown” being on there. They have won 13 championships which isn’t even close to the most of any city. Boston has over 30 and NYC has over 50. And to help you out, 30 and 50 are bigger than 13. Green Bay has no right to use “Titletown” in any fashion. And I’m not sure where you detect envy from but I happen to be from Boston so I’m used to winning championships all the time…like I said over 30. So, nope no envy here. Nice try though : )

  8. joemama

    August 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Gail, I have plenty of football savvy, and I am well aware that without the Packers nobody would have any idea that Green Bay even exists. I just think the whole thing is ridiculous that’s all, doesn’t have anything to do with me having a “pea-brain.” Why do people have to sling insults at others just for having a differing opinion. I bet you are ugly, go kill yourself, C*nt.

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