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Cranston, Rhode Island (U.S.)

Providence County

Last modified: 2021-01-02 by rick wyatt
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[Municipal flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 31 December 2020

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Description of the flag

The flag of the City is blue, of standard size, bearing on each side of the center the representation of the Coat of Arms of the City. The shield is red with a white border, the representation of the three cranes upon the shield is in white; the words DUM VIGILO CURO are imposed in yellow and gold upon the representation of a white ribbon with a red border under the shield.

The City of Cranston is part of the large metropolitan area of Providence and is located just south of the City, with 3 1/2 miles of shore on the Providence River where it begins to broaden into Narragansett Bay. Cranston is also bounded by the City of Warwick, by the Town of West Warwick on the south and by the Town of Scituate on the west. Cranston has a geographical area of 28.2 square miles.
Dov Gutterman, 15 April 1999

City Seal

[Cranstone seal]  image located by Paul Bassinson, 25 November 2019

Cranston's City Seal, which was taken from the coat of arms of Governor Samuel Cranston, consists of three silver cranes on a red shield with a silver border. The motto DUM VIGILO CURO has been translated as "While I watch, I care."
Dov Gutterman, 15 April 1999

Police Department

[Flag of Cranston Police Department] image by Randy Young, 18 December 2014

Cranston falls within the Providence, Rhode Island, metropolitan area. The Cranston Police Department's flag can be seen in several photographs of ceremonies posted on the department's Facebook page Cranston-RI-Police-Department/.

The flag of the Cranston Police Department features the department's shoulder sleeve patch centered on a white field. Above the patch in blue capital, sans serif letters, slightly arched, is the word "CRANSTON" while the word "POLICE" is below the patch in similar letters, but not arched.
Randy Young, 22 December 2014