The Heraldry of the Public Safety Cadets
Seal and Crest
symbol and color of the Public Safety Cadets seal has special
significance. The central core contains
four quadrants depicting the badge or symbol of a public safety career sector
partnering with Public Safety Cadets.
upper left quadrant contains a silver shield shape badge representing state and
local police agencies. The upper right quadrant contains a five-pointed gold
star representing county sheriff’s offices. The lower right quadrant contains
the emergency medical service caduceus representing EMS organizations. The lower left quadrant contains a gold fire
service badge representing the fire-rescue services.
four colors in the central core represent qualities instilled by the Public
symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth and
symbolizes stability and protection;
symbolizes freedom, hope, health and healing;
symbolizes eagerness to serve the community and nation.
four career sectors are over-laid by golden points of the compass representing
the adult Mentors who guide the Cadets in their pursuit of knowledge and
character building. The gold color symbolizes Mentor qualities of
understanding, respect, and virtue. The
points of the compass are intersected by the phoenix that symbolizes youth and
core is surrounded by a rope that binds these critical public service professions
together by a fraternity of service through the Public Safety Cadets program.
outer ring is a black background that symbolizes constancy and contains the
organization name and a nine-point olive branch on either side representing the
peace that public safety agencies strive to ensure. The stars at the base of the seal represent
the nine program founders with the Public Safety Cadets motto: Pride, Service,
PSC heraldry may be displayed in a seal or a crest. The crest is used when the title, “Public
Safety Cadets” is spelled out on the same surface, media, emblem, etc.
seal and crest were created by Kent Jefferies on May 5, 2018 and adopted by the
Public Safety Cadets Board of Directors on June 21, 2018.