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New Police Symbology Patches from SOTech

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Narcotics, Patrol Rifle, Riot Control and HAZMAT patches have been added to SOTech’s line of Police Symbology. The patches are hook and loop backed and also have a low-profile fabric loop for hang cord attachment for use as a gear bag identifier. The first symbology patches SOTech designed were military oriented and are provided on official SOCOM issue Mission Go Bags and SOF medical bags identifying the contents of the bags for quick recognition in the field. From these symbols, SOTech developed the TMPST magnet tile planning and training tool that is currently in use throughout the Army. Over the last year personnel from LAPD, LASD and other local departments have been working with SOTech to adapt both TMPST and the symbology patches for law enforcement use. Stay tuned, SOTech is already designing another set with input from SSD reader suggestions.

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9 Responses to “New Police Symbology Patches from SOTech”

  1. Mandingo says:

    No Senior Team Leader?

  2. Jason says:

    No senior senior team leader? How about “Too many chiefs. not enough Indians”?

  3. Joe says:

    That stuff is ridiculous. These things are meant to make identification quick and easy, not be cute little badges we wear to flaunt our jobs. Ever notice how all the real “high speed” guys just have letter/number combinations on their sleeves?

  4. IW says:

    Joe, drop the airsoft and read the article. It specifically states the purpose was “military oriented and are provided on official SOCOM issue Mission Go Bags and SOF medical bags identifying the contents of the bags for quick recognition in the field”. This is not to slap on your tacticool cap to improve your “square range” cred.

  5. Terry says:

    It strikes me as a solution looking for a problem, to be honest…

  6. JDT says:

    Nice for agencies that actually have money to burn, I suppose. For the rest, why not just a light colored roll of hook side Velcro? Unroll a section, write a description/name on it with a Sharpie, and cut it to size with shears.

  7. Matthew Kime says:

    I think S.O. Tech has made a well thought-out effort to produce symbology that can be used either for planning and organization, or for some unit cohesion among departments / units that might not feel that customized patches are within their budget.

    And it’s nice for civilian departments to have something that recognizes their commitment to their specialized area, without co-opting a not-necessarily accurate to their job military design.

  8. Dude says:

    Problem: their symbology is not just made up to look like actual tactical graphics, but is often directly contrary to established symbology in FM 1-02. And then all the “high speed guys” using this for terrain models and rehearsals have no idea what just got published by the head shed or pushed through ABCS du jour.

    -3, out.