The Thin Blue Line


You’ve probably seen this symbol before.

Thin Blue Line

This solid blue horizontal line or bar bordered on the top and bottom by black rectangles has become a well known symbol in support of our fallen officers. You’ve probably seen them on the front license plates, stickers on rear windows, t-shirts, websites, tattoos, and most commonly as a profile picture on social media sites. With so much notoriety, you may be wondering what does the thin blue line emblem really mean?

The Emblem


The emblem is simple enough, but holds the weight of multiple meanings; each one centering on the same concept. That our police officers stand as the thin line that protects us – the community, from them – the criminal. The blue is derived from the traditional color of police uniforms; most municipal police still wear blue, and blue has long been associated with law enforcement. The background color itself is neutral; it’s only purpose is to simply emphasize the blue line.

Creativity with the Blue Line

To some, the thin blue line emblem simply means a show of support for police, acknowledging the role they play in society. To others, it represents the solidarity and brotherhood that police officers share as fellow professionals. With that said, many have taken the blue line and incorporated it into their unique custom designs for soft PVC Patches, embroidered patches and labels.

CUSTOMIZING a Patch to show your support for our Police Enforcement


Whatever your team, group or interest is; there is always a way to show your solidarity by customizing your own patch (or mini badge) with the Thin Blue Line. Contact us so that we can help you incorporate this message into your logo.

What Does the Thin Blue Line Mean?

  1. The thin blue line is a symbol that represents law enforcement
  2. It originated from the United Kingdom in the 1700s
  3. Today, it is used all over the world to show support for law enforcement officers
  4. There are many different meanings and interpretations of the thin blue line
  5. Some people see it as a symbol of strength and unity, while others see it as a sign of oppression
  6. Whatever your opinion may be, it’s important to respect the meaning that the thin blue line has for law enforcement officers and their families
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