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Plano, Texas (U.S.)

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[Flag of Plano, Texas] 7:10 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 May 2008



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Current Flag

Text and image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) from American City Flags by permission of David B. Martucci.

Design

Plano’s flag features a large P occupying the fly half of the flag, slanting to the right. A star shape forms the center of its loop. This star extends throughout the “P”, to the top, side, and bottom edges of the loop of the “P”. The stem of the “P” is red, and the loop of the “P” (the three sections segmented by the star) is blue. Centered in the hoist half is plano in a slanted, sans-serif font. Its baseline aligns with the bottom edge of the “P”’s loop and its height reaches the star’s midpoint. The field of the flag and the star are white.

A formal resolution of the city council on 25 August 1980 enacted: "The logo approved by the City Council of the City of Plano on January 14, 1980 is hereby further approved and adopted as the official Logo of the City of Plano. This official logo shall be used on all City of Plano equipment, materials, and flags from this day forward …" (Ordinance No. 80-8-17).
Richard Monahan, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Symbolism

The star, as well as the red, white, and blue colors, perhaps recalls the Lone Star State of Texas. The large P seems to say “Plano” with a large capital “P”, reflecting the pride of its citizens.
Richard Monahan, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003 

Selection

Plano’s flag was selected through a flag design contest sponsored by the Plano Jaycees and the Plano Star Courier in September 1979.
Flag adopted: 25 August 1980 (official).
Richard Monahan, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003 

Designer

Jim Wainner’s design, over three others, won the contest and $50.
Richard Monahan, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003


Plano Police Department

[Flag of Plano Police Department] image by Randy Young, 2 August 2016

The Plano Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency serving the city of Plano, Texas. Plano is a major city in northeastern Texas and is considered a suburb of Dallas.

The flag of the Plano Police Department can be seen in photographs online, particularly here and here. The flag features the Department's shoulder patch centered on a blue field. The patch is shaped like a black shield, the outline of which is divided red on the left and blue on the right. The "P"-shaped city logo is in the center of the shield, with the word "POLICE" in yellow across the upper part of the black shield, and "PLANO" and "TEXAS" in smaller similar lettering in the bottom of the shield. Arched over the shield in gold capital letters are the words "PLANO POLICE," with the word "Department" in sentence-case gold letters beneath the shield.

Randy Young, 2 August 2016