Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
185th Military Police Battalion
 
Distinctive Unit Insignia
 
Design Approved: 22 April 1976
 
Symbolism: Service as infantry organizations in World War II in the Aleutian and Europe is symbolized by the two blue swords, a polar star, and a fleur-de-lis. The star is further reference to the badge of the early law enforcement officers and refers to the basic mission of the organization. The gold roundel or bezant refers to the nickname of California known as the Land of Gold and home of the unit.
 
Motto: FORGED FROM FREEDOM
 
 
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