SBPD holding Patch Coloring Contest for kids through July 25

South Bend Police Department

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Police Department is bringing back its popular Patch Coloring Contest which gives local kids the opportunity to design an official SBPD patch.

"Kids 18 and younger are invited to get creative with crayons, colored pencils or markers to color their own version of the SBPD shoulder patch," SBPD officer Ashely O'Chap said. "You can download and print your free coloring page by clicking [HERE]. You can also pick up a free coloring page in the SBPDs front lobby at 701 W. Sample Street."

Completed colorings can be placed in the submission box in SBPD’s front lobby or digitally scanned and emailed to Officer O’Chap, at [email protected].

All artwork must be submitted by Thursday, July 25 at 11:59 p.m.

"Please make sure your child’s name and age are written on the back of the sheet, along with a parent/guardian’s phone number," O'Chap said. "If emailing your submission, you can just include this information in the body of the message."

To decide a winner, on Monday, July 29, all submissions will be uploaded to the SBPD Facebook page where their followers can “like” their favorite patch design. The design with the most likes when voting ends on Friday, August 2 at 5 p.m. EDT will be declared the winner.

"Their winning patch design will be created into a limited-run embroidered patch, which can be purchased by the public to support the South Bend FOP Lodge #36 Santa's Elficers program," said O'Chap. "Their winning patch design displayed at the SBPD’s National Night Out Event on Tuesday, August 6."

The winning patch design featured will also be featured as the profile picture on SBPD’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for one week.

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