INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Commemorative Badges
Date: 2020-08-18
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #N/A
Summary:

Why are some officers wearing different badges?

July 1st, 2020, marked the Golden Anniversary of the unification of the City and Borough of Juneau. Fifty years ago from that day, three municipal government entities – the City of Douglas, the City of Juneau, and the Greater Juneau Borough – were unified into the City and Borough of Juneau.

To celebrate this milestone, JPD created a commemorative badge that is authorized for officers to wear while on duty. The commemorative badge will be authorized to wear until the remainder of the year.

The commemorative badge has a similar design as the standard JPD issued badge, but is gold in color, rather than silver. The badge contains a circular border that contains the State of Alaska and United States flags, and an inscription that reads, "City & Borough of Juneau 1970 Golden Anniversary 2020".

These commemorative badges were entirely purchased by the officers who requested them and there was no cost to the department, nor the City and Borough of Juneau.

Photos of the commemorative badge will be posted on the JPD Facebook Page.

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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