Toronto police say an officer faces internal discipline after he was seen wearing a patch on his uniform with the message: “Make no mistake, I am the sheepdog” and a black skull in the middle of the emblem.
“The officer wearing the patch has been identified and he has been directed to remove it immediately,” Toronto police spokesperson Meaghan Gray told the Star in an email.
“It is not approved, nor appropriate, for him to be wearing it on his uniform.
In the statement, Gray didn’t identify the officer, citing the Police Services Act.
There’s also a small Canadian flag with a blue line across the middle in the patch worn by the Toronto police officer.
The phrase on the Toronto police officer’s patch appears to be part of a longer motto, “I may walk among the sheep, but make no mistake, I am the sheepdog.”.
U of T criminologist Scot Wortley was surprised that the Toronto officer was able to “get away” with wearing any kind of emblem on his uniform. »