Lehman HS Lobos Compete in Patch Design for Precinct 2 Constable’s Office; Hays HS Students Design Vehicle Graphic
Precinct 2 Constable’s Office, Kyle, TX – Hays County Precinct 2 Constable Michael Torres and his staff are thanking Graphics Design students at Lehman and Hays High Schools for their help in designing the office’s uniform patches and vehicle signage.
Torres, who took office in January, said his staff wanted patches that represented the community for the new Precinct 2 uniforms. A distinctive graphic was needed to better identify patrol cars, whose pale green color and generic star on the door led some people to think the vehicles were fake police cars.
Having our vehicles mistaken as fake is dangerous for the public as well as our law enforcement officers,” Torres said, “so we felt the new signage would help ensure the public can identify our vehicles as legitimate since we don’t have plans at this time to repaint the vehicles.”
“We wanted to involve the community in our projects and were thrilled that Lehman High School was so interested in helping us out with the patch design,” Torres said. “Our only requirement was that it include the iconic Kyle water tower. We worked closely with the principal and graphics teachers, who narrowed the field of great designs to six. We did a Facebook poll to choose the winner, but all the entries were wonderful.”
The winning patch, designed by junior Ethan Prince, features the Kyle water tower, a train representing the rail system that helped form towns in the area, and an antlered deer head. Torres noted that deer are prevalent throughout the precinct, especially in Mountain City and Uhland areas.
The patch design competition was so successful that the Constable and staff worked out a similar arrangement with Hays High School to design an emblem for their patrol cars, which may be added to the vehicles as soon as this summer.
Torres and his entire staff thanked the Lobo Graphics Design students and their teachers by bringing pizza, sodas, and some special gifts to lunch at Lehman High School. They plan to repeat the thank-you with the Hays High designers in the fall to thank vehicle design winner Jordan Jennings, also a junior, and the rest of the team.
Left to right, Lehman High School Principal Denisha Presley, teachers Lori Smith and Lauren Reeves, Precinct 2 Constable Michael Torres, Graphics Design student and patch design winner Ethan Prince, Precinct 2 Chief Deputy Constable Robert Eller, Justice Clerk Rachel Montez, and Deputy Constables Marcus Gonzales, Earl Piatt and Robert Vasquez.