I know we've seen this a time or two on this forum, but the LAPD has updated their website and has a place for interesting facts: "The LAPD badge, motto, uniform and acronym are the Intellectual Property of the City of Los Angeles." I guess that answers a lot of questions dealing with the LAPD and the show "The Shield." Here's the link with that info:

http://www.lapdonline.org/portal/gen...o_library.html

The term "Intellectual Property" means - NOUN:

A product of the intellect that has commercial value, including copyrighted property such as literary or artistic works, and ideational property, such as patents, appellations of origin, business methods, and industrial processes.

Yeah, I know.....too much time on my hands. Hey, it's a SLOW night.