What’s the point of a badge, anyway?

La Verne, along with other cities in the SGV and the state, is following a state opinion that dissuades police departments from issuing badges to their city council members,
Tania Chatila reports.

But what I don’t get is why a council member needs a badge. Some city officials said it is for ceremonial purposes, and others said it is for security reasons. For example, if the city is under attack and the council member needs to go to a command post to lead the city through the crisis, the council member would then flash the badge. But come on. You’re a city council member. I’m sure a card and license would be enough.

  • Bethania

    Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!