Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Media Contact: Captain Kristopher McCarthy
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Unveil New Department Badges
METHUEN — Mayor James Jajuga and Police Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that Methuen Police have redesigned the department’s uniform badges.
Eight department members volunteered for the redesign committee, which considered various city landmarks and buildings to incorporate in the new design. The committee ultimately decided to highlight the Searles Building, with Greycourt Park as the secondary landmark featured on the badge.
“These new uniform badges reflect important pieces of our city’s landscape and I am very pleased with how the new design came out,” said Mayor Jajuga. “I hope residents will get a chance to see the new badges when they see our officers out on the streets.”
There are three variations of the new badge design, including a silver badge for officers, a gold badge for officers with the rank of sergeant or above, and a silver and gold badge for officers assigned to the detective bureau. Officers began wearing the new badges in January.
“Our city has such a rich history and we wanted to make sure that we created a badge that reflects our community,” Chief Solomon said. “The redesign committee came up with several great ideas for various shapes and designs, and I am ultimately very satisfied with the final product.”
The badges were created by Blackinton, the largest manufacturer of police, fire, security, military, and government badges and uniform insignia in the United States, based out of Attleboro Falls.