History Main / StandardPoliceMotto

6th Feb '17 10:14:46 PM billybobfred
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** The Atlanta Police Department's motto is "Resurgens" (Latin for "Rising Again"), owing to Atlanta's city seal of a [[ThePhoenix {{phoenix}}]], itself reflecting the destruction and rebuilding after the Civil War.

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** The Atlanta Police Department's motto is "Resurgens" (Latin for "Rising Again"), owing to Atlanta's city seal of a [[ThePhoenix {{phoenix}}]], {{phoenix}}, itself reflecting the destruction and rebuilding after the Civil War.
6th Feb '17 10:14:05 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' shows that even the immune system has this motto; Cap White says this in the good ending for her level.
13th Jan '17 9:53:43 PM GuyIncog
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* In ''Film/TheUntouchables'', when Ness and Malone interviewing police cadets to add to the team, both trainees give generic mottoes when asked why they want to join the force. The first even stammers out "To protect and serve" verbatim.

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* In ''Film/TheUntouchables'', when Ness and Malone interviewing interview police cadets to add to the team, both trainees give generic stock mottoes when asked why they want to join the force. The first even stammers out "To protect and serve" verbatim.
13th Jan '17 9:23:32 PM GuyIncog
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* In ''Film/TheUntouchables'', when Ness and Malone interviewing police cadets to add to the team, both trainees give generic mottoes when asked why they want to join the force. The first even stammers out "To protect and serve" verbatim.
26th Nov '16 3:09:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''To Serve and Protect'' was the title of a ''{{Champions}}'' module.

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* ''To Serve and Protect'' was the title of a ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' module.



* This is actually the name of a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=369024 Fuse card]] in ''MagicTheGathering''.

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* This is actually the name of a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=369024 Fuse card]] in ''MagicTheGathering''.''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
4th Nov '16 1:57:15 PM dmcreif
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* The NYPD has several, with "New York's Finest" being the most common verbal one, while the motto "'''C'''ourtesy, '''P'''rofessionalism, '''R'''espect" is the one painted on their vehicles.
* The Chicago Police Department paints "We Serve and Protect" onto the blue side stripes of their units
* The San Francisco Police Department uses the city's motto of "[[GratuitousSpanish Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra]] (Gold in peace, iron in war)".
* Quite a fair number of police departments use Latin mottos:
** Since Atlanta, Georgia is known for being destroyed and rebuilt during the Civil War, the Atlanta Police Department's motto is "Resurgens" (Latin for "Rising Again").
** The Baltimore Police Department motto is "Semper Paratus, Semper Fideles" ("Ever Ready, Ever Faithful, Ever on the Watch").
** The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia has a motto of "Justitia Omnibus" ("Justice for All").
** The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's is "Service moris Ductu et aequi Omnibus" ("Service, Integrity, Leadership, and Fair Treatment to All").
* The San Diego Police Department's is "America's Finest".

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* The NYPD *The [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops New York City Police Department]] has several, with several. "New York's Finest" being is the most common verbal one, while the motto "'''C'''ourtesy, "'''''C'''ourtesy, '''P'''rofessionalism, '''R'''espect" '''R'''espect''" is the one painted on their marked NYPD vehicles.
* The *The Chicago Police Department paints "We Serve and Protect" onto the blue side stripes of their units
* The *The San Francisco Police Department uses the city's motto of "[[GratuitousSpanish Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra]] (Gold in peace, iron in war)".
* Quite *Quite a fair number of police departments use Latin mottos:
** Since Atlanta, Georgia is known for being destroyed and rebuilt during the Civil War, the **The Atlanta Police Department's motto is "Resurgens" (Latin for "Rising Again").
** The
Again"), owing to Atlanta's city seal of a [[ThePhoenix {{phoenix}}]], itself reflecting the destruction and rebuilding after the Civil War.
**The
Baltimore Police Department motto is "Semper Paratus, Semper Fideles" ("Ever Ready, Ever Faithful, Ever on the Watch").
** The **The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia has a motto of "Justitia Omnibus" ("Justice for All").
** The **The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's is "Service moris Ductu et aequi Omnibus" ("Service, Integrity, Leadership, and Fair Treatment to All").
* The *The San Diego Police Department's is "America's Finest".
16th Oct '16 7:37:48 PM dmcreif
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* The San Diego Police Department's is "America's Finest".
16th Oct '16 7:37:04 PM dmcreif
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* ''Webcomic/ParadigmShift'' uses this trope to [[ShownTheirWork Show Their Work]]: "We Serve and Protect," the motto of the Chicago police department, can be clearly read on the side of a Chicago police cruiser on [[http://www.paradigmshiftmanga.com/ps/ps2-page21.html this page]].

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* ''Webcomic/ParadigmShift'' uses this trope to [[ShownTheirWork Show Their Work]]: "We Serve and Protect," the motto of the Chicago police department, Police Department, can be clearly read on the side of a Chicago police cruiser on [[http://www.paradigmshiftmanga.com/ps/ps2-page21.html this page]].


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* The NYPD has several, with "New York's Finest" being the most common verbal one, while the motto "'''C'''ourtesy, '''P'''rofessionalism, '''R'''espect" is the one painted on their vehicles.
* The Chicago Police Department paints "We Serve and Protect" onto the blue side stripes of their units
* The San Francisco Police Department uses the city's motto of "[[GratuitousSpanish Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra]] (Gold in peace, iron in war)".
* Quite a fair number of police departments use Latin mottos:
**Since Atlanta, Georgia is known for being destroyed and rebuilt during the Civil War, the Atlanta Police Department's motto is "Resurgens" (Latin for "Rising Again").
**The Baltimore Police Department motto is "Semper Paratus, Semper Fideles" ("Ever Ready, Ever Faithful, Ever on the Watch").
**The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia has a motto of "Justitia Omnibus" ("Justice for All").
**The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's is "Service moris Ductu et aequi Omnibus" ("Service, Integrity, Leadership, and Fair Treatment to All").
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1st Oct '16 11:28:44 AM Quanyails
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The Los Angeles Police Department's famous motto, "to protect and to serve" (coined in 1955), has been adopted by many other police departments across the English-speaking world, sometimes in its alternate form "to serve and protect." It's been adopted by so many police departments, in fact, that it's practically a StockPhrase in the English-speaking world. Unsurprisingly, it shows up a lot in fiction as well. Played straight in most PoliceProcedurals and [[CopShow Cop Shows]], it's routinely subverted, lampshaded, and/or otherwise played with in other media.

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The Los Angeles Police Department's famous motto, "to protect and to serve" (coined in 1955), has been adopted by many other police departments across the English-speaking world, sometimes in its alternate form "to serve and protect." It's been adopted by so many police departments, in fact, that it's practically a StockPhrase in the English-speaking world. Unsurprisingly, it shows up a lot in fiction as well. Played straight in most PoliceProcedurals {{Police Procedural}}s and [[CopShow Cop Shows]], it's routinely subverted, lampshaded, and/or otherwise played with in other media.
3rd Aug '16 7:18:26 PM fnhornguy
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* In ''Film/WrongfullyAccused'', at least one police car has "To Swerve and Protect" on the side.
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