The following is a press release from the Glendora Police Department:
Citizens may notice a slight color change in police uniforms again for the month of October in the City of Glendora. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Glendora Police Department (GPD) personnel have the option of wearing pink patches on their uniforms as GPD partners with The Pink Patch Project in support of the battle against breast cancer.
In October 2013, Seal Beach Police Officers turned their patches pink in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection. In 2016, the Pink Patch Project began as a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and several public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond. These agencies have partnered together to combat breast cancer by raising public awareness and to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. Chief Lisa G. Rosales said, “I am very excited that GPD is a part of the momentum that has grown in the law enforcement community around the nation regarding the Pink Patch Project. Law enforcement’s collective main objective is to create awareness and help with the cost of research and treatment for those affected by cancer.”
Traditionally, police department shoulder patches are not sold to the public, however, in an effort to raise money for the cause; agencies have turned their patches pink and put them on sale to the public. The Glendora Police Department has a 2017 version of our patch, which is a “retro” patch replicated from shoulder patches that police officers wore in the 1950’s. GPD has a limited amount of these patches, which can be purchased in the front lobby of the police department during normal business hours, or at one of the many events planned with community partners. Each patch is $10, and in November 2017, all of the money collected will be donated to breast cancer research and treatment.
Glendora Police Chief Lisa G. Rosales said, “This initiative falls in line with our department’s practice of caring for and serving our community. The women who are leading the charge in our agency on this important campaign are so enthusiastic that it’s contagious. I am very appreciative of the Glendora Police Department men and women who have chosen to wear pink patches on their uniforms! Keep an eye out for our patrol cars which feature pink patches and #pinkpatchproject decals on them during the month of October. A special shout out to those affected by cancer, stay strong! We admire your courage! ”
To stay up to date on Glendora PD’s pink patch fundraising events, please follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Glendorapd
Information about Breast Cancer: It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women and a significant number of men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. To learn more about the pink patch project, breast cancer, breast cancer symptoms, breast cancer risk factors and diagnosis, breast cancer research and breast cancer in men, click here.