2022 Awards Profile: Smith & Warren, Birmingham Alabama Police Department, Badges

Innovation Award winner Smith & Warren utilized a consultative approach to achieve the desired badge design. Representatives from the Birmingham Police Department worked with the Smith & Warren design team to capture the important elements of their city and community. These discussions guided the design’s development.

The custom badges were designed using cutting-edge 3D modeling technology and laser die cutting.

Smith & Warren’s exclusive technology allowed for incredibly fine details when creating the finished badge. These innovations allowed the company to capture details such as the Birmingham city skyline, iconic buildings and landmarks with greater accuracy versus traditional methods.

It’s not too early to start thinking about NAUMD’s 2023 awards. Look for entry materials early this fall, and contact rick.levine@naumd.com for any tips and advice on entering.