The IPA logo incorporates one of the most recognized legal symbols, Lady Justice. Lady Justice is blindfolded signifying impartiality. The IPA logo depicts the scales of justice with a badge symbolizing the SJPD on one side and an image symbolizing the people of San Jose on the other. In creating this logo, the IPA envisioned a trademark that would convey the message that it would be the weight of the evidence that would determine the outcome of a complaint. The virtues represented by Lady Justice: fairness, impartiality, without corruption, prejudice, or favor are virtues central to the mission of the IPA office and are the guiding principals by which the IPA seeks to operate.
Teresa Guerrero-Daley, former Independent Police Auditor, designed this logo.