Battle of the Badges

And the winner is...

This year's winner first place award goes to South Correctional Entity with their display: A Star Wars Christmas

Additional winners included:

  • Clark Griswold Award: Issaquah PD, #9 – Abominable Snowman
  • Festive Innovation Award: Port of Seattle Fire Department, #4 – Return of the Grinch
  • Holiday Spirit Award (Presented by the Renton Chamber of Commerce): Newcastle PD, #10 – Buddy the Elf
If you missed the event or want to relive last Friday's magical night, watch the video highlighting this year's winners.

Time to Vote!

If you attended the event, please cast your vote before 11 p.m. on Friday, December 8 through the online survey. Keep in mind these voting rules:

  • Attendance at the event is required for voting eligibility
  • Each person is permitted one vote per category.
  • The voting survey will no longer accept votes after 11 p.m.

Winners' will be announced on Monday, December 11, via Renton Police Department's Facebook page and on this page.

Battle of the Badges 2023

Renton Police Department presents their annual Battle of the Badges, Holiday Lights event on Friday, December 8, from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Renton Community Center Parking Lot.

Experience the holiday spirit with this free magical drive-through holiday light display, where public safety agencies from around the region transform their vehicles into festive displays for all to enjoy. Issaquah PD were the lucky winners of last year's Battle of the Badges. 

Remember to vote! At the end of the drive-through experience, vote for the best display. Judging criteria include the use of lights, overall design, and holiday spirit.

In addition, a food drive will be going on throughout the event. Be sure to bring non-perishable food items to help support local food banks.

For questions, please reach out to Stephanie Hynes.

We hope to see you there!



Participating Agencies

The following agencies are expected to participate:

  1. American Medical Response
  2. Bellevue PD
  3. Black Diamond PD
  4. Burien PD
  5. Customs & Border Protection
  6. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  7. Des Moines PD
  8. Federal Way PD
  9. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  10. Issaquah PD
  11. Kent PD
  12. King County Sheriff's Office
  13. Newcastle PD
  14. Mercer Island PD
  15. Port of Seattle Fire Department
  16. Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force
  17. Renton PD
  18. Renton Regional Fire Authority
  19. Seattle Animal Shelter
  20. Seattle Police Department
  21. South Correctional Entity
  22. Tri-Med Ambulance
  23. Tukwila PD
  24. Valley Communications Center
  25. Washington Department of Corrections

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