Origin of the Patrol Patch
The Patrol patch gets it’s origin from the Texas A&M University class ring. The design of the class ring at A&M is as deep in symbolism as it is in tradition.
The shield symbolizes protection of the good reputation of the alma mater. The 13 stripes in the shield refer to the 13 original states and symbolize the intense patriotism of graduates and undergraduates of A&M. The five stars in the shield refer to phases of development of the student: mind or intellect, body, spiritual attainment, emotional poise, and integrity of character. The eagle is symbolic of agility and power, and ability to reach great heights as ambitions.
Important Information for Police Patch Collectors
The Texas A&M University Police Department receives numerous requests from collectors for a Texas A&M University Police Department patch. Effective June 1, 2002, it is the policy of the Texas A&M University Police Department not to send a Texas A&M University Police Department patch to anyone other than law enforcement officers.
If you are a law enforcement officer and you wish to receive a Texas A&M University Police Department patch, you MUST send your request on your agency's letterhead to:
Texas A&M University Police Department
Field Operations Divisions
Mail Stop 1231
College Station, Texas 77843-1231
Email requests will no longer be accepted. If your mailed request meets departmental guidelines, it will be placed on a waiting list. A picture of the UPD patch is below.