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FA and SeDoMoCha students invited to design new Dover-Foxcroft Police Department arm patch

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Students at Foxcroft Academy and the SeDoMocha School are invited to take part in a contest for the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department.

In a post on the agency’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DoverFoxcroftPoliceDepartment), Police Chief Ryan Reardon wrote, “We are in search of artistic talent to update the arm patch for the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department uniform. There are some guidelines and some mandatory language that need to be included on the patch itself.

“For obvious reasons, the patch needs to have the name of the department. Other words that may be included are ‘protect and serve,’ ‘compassion,’ ‘integrity,’ ‘fairness’ and/or ‘honor.’ One of these words or none of these words depending on the artist.”

Reardon wrote the subject of the center art needs to relate to a historically significant figure or moment for the town, geographically significant formation, a structure that is significant to the town such as the Foxcroft Bridge or Central Hall or inventive significance to the town — something manufactured here past or present

The artist(s)s will be asked to present their reason(s) for selecting the artwork and be required to research the topic.

A forum and presentation meeting will be announced in the coming weeks. Reardon wrote the department will be looking for at least five finalist submissions. Finalists will be asked to present their artwork and research to a panel of law enforcement, school and town officials in December. The presentation to the panel will be three to five minutes long.

The Facebook post includes a link to nine different shapes which the artist is asked to use. These are the accepted shapes that can be used by the vendor for patch design.

The winner of the contest will receive a $100 cash prize and their name and artwork will be presented in a news release.

Submissions and patch designs may be made to the Facebook page Inbox. An update will follow in the upcoming weeks.

“I look forward to seeing the designs,” Reardon wrote.

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