Frequently Asked Questions
Bound by Honor FAQs
Why did you change your name from Police Brand?
When we first began we were selling mostly police-related items, but have since grown. We now sell items for police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, first responders, veterans, and members of the armed forces. Due to this, we wanted a name that better represents the customers we serve.
How can you be contacted?
The best way to contact us is to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do some of your police designs look aggressive?
The job of any law enforcement officer, in my opinion, is to serve and protect the public. Most officers would agree that serving the public is the most rewarding part of the job because nothing beats getting to help others in need. In these instances, law enforcement gets to build a positive, friendly relationship with the public, which should be the goal of any law enforcement agency.
The other part of the job is the protection side. It is on this side; law enforcement sometimes has to deal with truly dangerous people. I am talking about the people whose intent is to hurt and kill others. It is at these times when every other option fails, law enforcement officers have to put their game face on and deal with the situation; if not, these people will continue to hurt and kill others. It is in these moments; officers have to embrace their defender/guardian mindset and deal with the danger. This is something most officers don't want to do but have to because if not them, then who? Ignored evil does not go away.
That was my thought process while designing these art pieces. I was trying to portray the defender/guardian mindset an officer must have when facing true danger, and part of that mindset is putting their game face on. This results in the officer sometimes having to appear intimidating while protecting others.
Why do you have Gadsden Police Flags?
A symbol or flag can mean different things to different people. The Gadsden flag, to me and many others, represent a way to show you have had enough.
I agree that bad/corrupt police officers should be fired and held criminally/civilly liable if their conduct calls for it. Any Police Officer will tell you no one hates a bad cop more than a good cop. The problem is all officers are being labeled bad based on the actions of a very few. This has led to many good officers, and sometimes their families, being demonized, harassed, and more. It seems now it is a weekly occurrence an officer has been killed in the line of duty, and it's being justified as that is what they signed up for. No one in any profession signs up to die. They signed up to make a difference, not to be murdered.
So I see the Gadsden Police Flag as a way of saying Enough is Enough with the war on police. Yes, punish those bad officers, but accept the fact that most officers are not bad. Stop saying it is OK for an officer to be murdered. Stop the harassment of police officers and their families. Stop demonizing them in the media. Stop refusing to serve them at restaurants. Instead, remember, they are members of your community and are just like you, the only difference is they wear a uniform.
Is Bound by Honor affiliated with any law enforcement or government agencies?
No. Any similarities to a law enforcement agency or government department are meant as a parody and should be treated as such. Police Brand Memorabilia and Collectibles (PBMC) is not affiliated with, nor represents, any law enforcement agency or governmental department. The designs, views, and opinions shown/sold/expressed by PBMC are solely those of PBMC and do not reflect those of any other person, individual officer, law enforcement agency, or governmental department.
Why do you sell products not related to law enforcement and why do you have different categories?
Update-We changed our name to Bound by Honor to better reflect our customer base.
We started as a law enforcement-only online store but quickly grew into selling other products. Not all products should be lumped into an LEO category so that is why we had to add other categories to pick from.
Some items would not be appropriate to be listed in an LEO category but would be appropriate to be listed in another. For instance, Military and Police have two different types of jobs, something suitable to be listed in the Military category may not be suitable to be listed in the Police Category, and this is true for other categories as well. So if you purchase a military-type flag in the military section, this does not mean it should be considered a police flag or other flag just because of our website's name. This is true for our other products as well.
As stated above we have grown from selling police-only products to selling police, military, correctional officers, firefighter, and first responder products. We are also adding some general-type items as well.