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    Montreal police logo transformed to five-pointed star

     

     

    ANNE SUTHERLAND, The Gazette

     

    Published: 7 hours ago

     

    Montreal police have banished the river, the mountain, the downtown skyline and the cross on Mount Royal.

     

    These symbols of the city, emblazoned on Montreal police cars and police officers' shoulders since 1972, are being replaced with a logo that features a five-pointed star and the word "police." The star represents the human form, showing that the public is the primary concern of the police, said Sgt. Ian Lafrenière, a police spokesperson.

     

    The logo will be painted on police vehicles as the rolling stock is replaced and stitched onto new police uniforms as they are issued.

     

     

     

    "The logos will be on all uniforms over three years and on all police vehicles in five years," said Ville Marie borough councillor Catherine Sévigny, a member of the Montreal island council's public security committee.

     

    The logo will also be on the uniforms of parking meter attendants, police cadets, métro cops, crossing guards, taxi inspectors and all others who work under the authority of the Montreal police department. The cost of designing the new logo was less than $25,000, Montreal police Chief Inspector Paul Chablo said.

     

    Also next year, 12 community stations will be merged into six, putting an extra 200 officers on the streets, police chief Yvan Delorme said.

    asutherland@thegazette.canwest.com

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