Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. On average, 1 out of every 59 children in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Quincy Police is proud to announce that we will join numerous police departments across the United States in promoting Autism Awareness. For the month of April, uniformed personnel are allowed to replace the standard shoulder patch with the Quincy Police Autism Awareness Patch as a reminder of our commitment to those we serve.
These unique patches are available for sale to the public for $10 each. Patches, and other items, may be purchased online by clicking here
You may also purchase a patch by sending a $10 check/money order to Quincy Police Department, Attn: Sgt. Karyn Barkas, 1 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169. Please make the check/money order payable to the Quincy Police Patrol Officers Association (QPPOA) and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please be advised that we have a limited number of patches and they are on a first-come first-served basis.
All proceeds from the sale of our Autism Awareness Patches will benefit a non-profit organization within the autism community.