4 Things To Consider When Designing A Custom Police Badge

August 23rd, 2023

Designing a custom police badge can be an exciting process. However, before you get too deep into the details, there are a few things you’ll need to consider.

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  1. Budget

Every project needs a budget to start out with.

You must figure out how much you’re willing to spend first. At SymbolArts, you can expect our standard badges to come with a full-color seal, 24K gold plating, solid polished back, and your choice of attachment.

The price of each piece will depend on factors like design elements, quantity, and customization. For a better idea of pricing, contact us today for a free quote!

  1. Time-frame

Because designing a police badge is a custom piece, you can expect this to be a lengthy process.

For badges, the turnaround time can be anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks. This includes approval and production of your custom mold, pre-production samples, and final production of the entire order.

Additionally, due to the unique nature of badge manufacturing and the amount of human intervention required during the process, certain badges might get rejected if they don’t meet quality standards. And because this is unpredictable, an order can become delayed. 

Therefore, make sure to account for this when considering designing your own police badge.

  1. Use & Functionality

When designing a police badge, you must ask what purpose the badge will serve.

You can wear the badges for duty, dress, commemorative reasons, etc. For example, if you want to highlight duty, you’ll need a police badge that can be easily recognized. And make sure to consider the size, weight, and durability of your badge if you plan to wear it. On the other hand, if you want to put it inside a wallet, a flat badge is best.

  1. Style & Finish

At SymbolArts, we have many different styles available to choose from.

To get inspiration for your custom police badge design, feel free to browse our website to see badges we’ve created before. We also have items currently for sale in our online store that can also help fuel your creativity. 

Furthermore, we also offer artwork, which is free with your order because we want to make the buying decision easy and worry-free. However, we do charge a revision fee for more than three requested changes.

As for finishes, there are many to choose from. The finish will give your police badge character, shine, and depth. It also helps to determine authority, cost, and durability. We carry several different finishes at SymbolArts—from shiny 24k Gold Plated to Matte SWAT. 

It’s also important to remember that some finishes cannot be combined or are not recommended for durability.

Final Thoughts

The process of designing a custom police badge can come with many details.

To create a perfect design for you, contact SymbolArts today! With years of experience in the business, we are more than happy to help in any way we can.