The Loudon Police Department is
located in Loudon New Hampshire on
the northeastern border of Merrimack
County. The Loudon Police Department
is a 24 hour department that covers an
area of nearly 47 square miles, over
100 miles of roadway and protects and
serves more than 5000 plus residents.
Loudon is a unique small town, and is
the home of the New Hampshire Motor
Speedway. The Town of Loudon and
the Speedway host over 100,000
visitors during race event
weekends.The Loudon Police are
responsible for the implementation and
supervision of traffic and security during
Unfortunately at this time the Loudon Police Department does not give, sell or trade
The Loudon Police patch illustrated above is the second known patch design to be
worn by Loudon Officer's. The first (seen here to the right) was a simple triangular
shaped patch with the departments name posted upon it. The current patch
illustrates the historical settlement of the area that is known as Loudon today. The
Native American in the center of the patch represents the Abenaki Indian
presence that was prevalent throughout Loudon and New England during the first
settlement of the region.
The blue and green colors represent the waters and banks of the Soucook River.
The Soucook runs through the heart of Loudon. The arrowhead over the blue and
green illustrate that the river and the surrounding land was an invaluable resource
utilized by the early Loudon population. Loudon has grown from these banks to the
town it has become today.
The circular band proudly displays the New Hampshire state motto,
"Live Free or Die" In 1945, the NH motto became "Live Free Or Die," as once
voiced by General John Stark, the state's most distinguished hero of the
Revolutionary War, as written by him on July 31, 1809 The motto was part of a
volunteer toast which General Stark sent to his wartime comrades, in
which he declined an invitation to head up a 32nd anniversary reunion of the 1777
Battle of Bennington in Vermont, because of poor health. The toast said in full: "Live
Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils." The following year, a similar
invitation (also declined) said: "The toast, sir, which you sent us in 1809 will
continue to vibrate with unceasing pleasure in our ears, "Live Free Or Die;
Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils."New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated
(RSA) 3:1, 8 Anderson, Leon. History. Manual for the General Court 1981.
Moore, Howard Parker. A Life of General John Stark of New Hampshire. Howard
Parker Moore author and publisher, c.1949.
The Loudon Police wear our patch with pride.