The City of Littleton is located near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the southwestern section of the Denver metropolitan area. The city has a population of about 45,000 people and encompasses 13 square miles.
The Littleton Police Department (LPD) shoulder patch was redesigned in 2018. The previous patch was based on the Colorado state seal, used by several departments in the area. The new redesigned LPD patch has a modern, updated look that is representative of some of the many unique landmarks in and around Littleton. With Littleton sitting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, it is a gateway to many outdoor activities, as represented by the sunshine, the mountains in the background, and the sandstone formations of the Nearby Roxborough State Park on the left side of the patch. Running through the center of the patch, the South Platte River, a major recreational greenway, flows through the heart of the city. the two buildings, modeled after the historic Littleton Court House and the former county seat in the center of the Carnegie Library, a Beaux-Arts style building built in 1917, was designated as an historic landmark in 1973 and housed the Littleton Police Department until 1977. The "1890" at the bottom of the patch represents the year in which Littleton was incorporated as a city.
For security reasons, the Littleton Police Department cannot provide police patches to individuals not employed by the department.