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Philly Police

Law enforcement agencies have always struggled with how best to serve the public and provide the most service on budgets that never seem to have enough funds.  One of the creative solutions that  many departments utilize is placing a "field office" in whatever business will give them a space.  Many field offices consist solely of a desk in an unused corner of a store.  This provides officers with a place to take care of paperwork more comfortably than in their cruiser.  It also saves on fuel costs and reduces air pollution because the officers do not have to keep the engine running to maintain some sense of comfort.  Wise businesses realize that having a police presence is beneficial to them as well.  It would be an unwise criminal who decided to hold up a store where an officer was doing paperwork.

This Philly police badge was located on the door of what I imagine is a field office in the Target store next to our hotel in Philly.  

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