Officers also traded their traditional badges for pink badges to show their support for breast cancer awareness throughout October.
“Our badge is a visible symbol of authority,” said Whisnant. “When we mix things up, wearing a pink badge is a symbol of community support and recognition of our role in supporting women in their fight against breast cancer. “
The pink badges always seem to spark conversation when agents are in the community, Bowman said.
“It seems like the badge is almost the first thing people look at,” Bowman said.
The fundraising and pink badges, along with other MDPS community programs such as Blue Elves, show that the department’s involvement in the community goes beyond arrests and writing citations, officers said.
“We’re also focused on supporting the community as we enforce the laws,” Whisnant said.
Anyone interested in purchasing shirts, badges or a key ring should try to place their order by mid-October. Supplies will be limited thereafter. Orders can be placed by:
Morganton Public Safety messaging on Facebook;
Sending an e-mail to [email protected];
Call the MDPS archives service from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 828-437-1211; Where,