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Metropolitan Police Department Flag
[flag of Metropolitan Police Department]
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 3 October 2009

Construction Sheet
contruction sheet
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 3 October 2009

See also:

Departmental Flag

The flag of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was adopted on Nov 1 1965 by MPD Notice No. 4.

Flag proportion: 7:10; colour of field: dull purple; colour of MPD emblem: white - a sun with 20 rays
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 August 2006, amended 3 October 2009


The flag shown on csufresno.edu (halfway down) shows a golden sun.
Eugene Ipavec, 22 February 2008


Unit Flags

Battalion Flag

Metropolitan Police Department battalion flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 3 October 2009

A blue flag with a red thin horizontal stripe in the center charged with a white sun and rays as a Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 3 October 2009


Company Flag

Metropolitan Police Department company flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 3 October 2009

A blue pennant charged with a white sun and rays as a Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 3 October 2009


Riot Police Flag

Metropolitan Police Department riot police flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 3 October 2009

A deep purple red flag with its name in black along the hoist charged with a white sun and rays with a Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 3 October 2009


Riot Police Company Flag

Metropolitan Police Department riot company flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 3 October 2009

The deep purple red pennant with its name along in black along the hoist charged with a whire sun and rays as the Department emblem and the company number (ex: The 5th Company) on it.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 3 October 2009


Rank Flags

Superintendent-General

Superintendent flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 4 October 2009

A white flag with three red horizontal stripes (one thin stripe) charged with a white sun and rays as in the Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 4 October 2009


Deputy Superintendent

Deputy Superintendent flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 4 October 2009

A white flag with three red horizontal stripes (the central stripe thinner than the Superintendent-Gernarl flag) charged with a white sun and rays as in the Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 4 October 2009


Departmental Director

Departmental Director flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 5 October 2009

A white flag with two red horizontal stripes charged with a white sun and rays as in the Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 5 October 2009


Headquarters District Director

Headquarters District Director flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 5 October 2009

A white flag with two red horizontal stripes (a thin upper stripe) charged with a white sun and rays as in the Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 5 October 2009


Metropolitan Police Academy Flags

MPD Police Academy

Police Academy flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 5 October 2009

An orange flag with the academy name in black hoist charged with a white sun and rays as in the Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 5 October 2009


MPD Police Academy Company

Police Academy Company flag
by Kazutaka Nishiura, 5 October 2009

An orange pennant charged with a white sun and rays as in the Department emblem.

The flag was adopted on September 9th 1957 by the Metropolitan Police Department, Orders No 42.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 5 October 2009