In most cities, the different departments select their own mottos, but usually these can be overridden by the elected city council

Which means, if you got enough of your friends elected to city government, you could change the police department’s motto to whatever you would like

Seattle Police Department: We Smell Like Baby Powder

NYPD: We Pooped Our Pants

Dallas PD: We Lick the Radios

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@RobinHood Reminds me of how true frivolity comes from a place of psychological safety and how illegitimate power has to enforce solemnity and gravitas in order to feel safe in its absence.

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