The South Pasadena Police Department will participate in the Pink Patch Project, designed to bring awareness and raise funds to fight breast cancer.
What started with police departments within Los Angeles County has now grown to include agencies throughout the United States.
To show support for breast cancer awareness, during the month of October SPPD officers will replace their uniform shoulder patches with a specially designed pink patch.
From now through the month of October, SPPD will be selling commemorative pink patches for $10 each. All proceeds will go towards funding breast cancer research, treatment and education.
In 2018, the South Pasadena Police Department raised more than $4,000 through the sale of pink patches.
“With your support we hope to significantly increase that amount this year,” said SPPD Cpl. Craig Phillips, noting officers can wear these patches on their uniforms.
Patches can be purchased at the lobby of the South Pasadena Police Department, 1422 Mission Street, or at various community events.