Thank you for your interest in our patch!
The Helena Police Department was founded in 1881. The birth of Helena as a community took place in 1864 when explorers discovered gold in Last Chance Gulch. Starting out as a small mining town, Helena was first recognized as the capital of the Montana Territory in 1875 and in 1894. In 1889 Montana became a state and Helena was officially designated the capital city. The official symbol of Helena is a drawing of "The Guardian of the Gulch”.
The “Guardian” stands today on "Tower Hill" overlooking the historic downtown district. The image on our patch is a representation of the early fire tower built in 1886, which overlooks famous Last Chance Gulch and has been nicknamed the “Guardian of the Gulch”. The “Guardian” is no longer in use, but still stands today as a reminder of our past and is the official symbol for the City of Helena.
If you would like to obtain a department patch, please send your request to:
Helena Police Department
Attn: Patch Request
406 Fuller Ave
Helena MT 59601
Or you may email our department at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**In your email please be sure to include your name and address where you'd like the patch sent**