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History of the Badge

In 1998 the Tribal Police received a new badge as a symbol of their service and commitment to the Tribal community. It is a gold knight's shield topped with a ruby eyed eagle. The shield represents protection, value, and authority of the officer. A ruby's protective powers are enhanced when set in jewelry and worn over the left breast.

The draped US Flag next to the Tribal Seal represents the closeness of a sovereign nation within the federal nation. The warrior staff's seven eagle feathers are the highest honor, and also represent the seven clans that make up the Chippewa. It symbolizes strength, courage, and skill. Background rays of light represent new horizons and the cycle of life. The warriors in the canoe symbolizes the voyage and tradition of the Chippewa people through time.

The badge is worn with pride and dedication for the people of the community.