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Hamilton Police Service

Hamilton, Ontario
Grant of a Flag and Badge
November 15, 2007
Vol. V, p. 181

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On a hurt a maple leaf Gules fimbriated Or, all within a wreath of maple leaves Or issuant from a trillium flower proper between two cinquefoils Gules, the whole ensigned by the Royal Crown proper and in base a ribbon Sable edged Or inscribed HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE in letters Argent;


Per bend sinister Azure and Gules a bend sinister Or overall the Badge;



The blue field represents the harbour of the City of Hamilton and the gold edges represent the City’s industry and wealth. The two cinquefoils allude to the arms of the City of Hamilton in which such a cinquefoil also appears. The exterior frame of maple leaves, the trillium, and the Royal Crown follows the traditional style of police badge for an Ontario municipal police service which has the responsibility of upholding the peace under the Canadian Crown.


The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 8, 2008, in Volume 142, page 551 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Robert Grey

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Service