Friday, October 31, 2008

new logo a real bargain at £35,000

The Norfolk Constabulary (police) in England decided that they needed a fresh look and an updated image. Their logo looked stale and out-of-step with the times. So, they decided to give it a face lift.

The cost of creating the new design was £3,000 ($6,000). The cost of placing the new logo on signs and police cars will be an additional £32,000, making the grand total for the change £35,000 (or $70,000).

That money might have been used to pay for two additional officers. It could have been used to upgrade the deficient 999 (911) emergency call system. But those things are comparatively trivial. The taxpayers will be getting their money's worth with the new logo.

Here they are... the old logo is on the left; the new $70,000 logo is on the right.

You think they look alike? You aren't looking closely enough. The new one has a colored crown and stars in the middle of the crest. Money well spent.


Anonymous said...

Mulled Vine says:
Yesterday, 4:46:49 AM
“Grr, those or my taxes they are miss-spending.

My last company was doing some major rebuilding and because it was located in an protected area, they had to construct a mechanism to catch all the local newts before starting construction. It cost £60K to build, delayed the project 2 months, and they caught one dead newt.

We didn't get a Christmas party that year.

FriendinME said...

sheesh, Robert... looks like you guys have money to burn. :) One dead newt for 60K ain't bad.