This badge is a symbolic representation of a police officer. Police officers often the traits of a hero; they are brave, the protect the public often with cost to themselves. Police officers risk their lives for the safety of the public.
Ch.12 Legitimate power is based on social agreement. Society as a whole has agreed to respect the power of a policemen because he has been appointed the position through the correct training and commitment.This badge for the Los Angeles policemen represents this legitimate power, the same way the uniform would.