Why I Wear the Badge

During Police Week, May 2015 the International Association of Chiefs of Police started a Twitter campaign called “Why I Wear the Badge.”  Its goal was to share with the world who the police actually are and why they choose to be the police.  It is an effort to dispel the myths and misinformation about police and to demonstrate the virtues and the diversity of police around the country and the world.

This is Police Week, May 15 -21 and we are once again participating in #WhyIWearTheBadge.  If you are a Twitter follower or even if you aren’t sign on here to see the posts by our department and here to see posts from around the country and the world.  Some of these are fascinating and creative. Some will tug at your heart.  These are real people sharing themselves with the world.

Here is an example from Hampton, VA.


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I'm the Chief of Police for the Auburn Hills Police Department.