Crime Dawg

Crime Dawg

  • PO BOX 16515
  • Rochester, New York
  • 14616


Crime Dawg GearTM was started in 1997 by John Fiorica, a police investigator from rochester new york. John started making t-shirts when a rookie officer came to John and asked him how to handle a drug dealer that told the rookie, while conducting a legal street stop, "why you friskin' me?" John told the rookie officer "tell him, 'in God we trust all others get frisked.'" the rookie officer said "hey that's pretty funny you should make a t-shirt." John took this suggestion and made "the frisk" t-shirt within the next month. In the subsequent years that followed, all of the other t-shirt sayings came from ideas inspired by fellow officers or by some other law enforcement related means. The artwork for the t-shirt's all came from by John each inspired from these sayings. John wanted to incorporate a personal twist in each of his t-shirt designs. For example on the "bed & breakfast" shirt he placed his and his partners badge numbers on the convicts left chest to symbolize his jail identifcation number. Each of the other shirts have the same personal twist, but we can't give away all of our secrets. In 1998, a spin-off business began when John was approached by his area 911 center to make up some jackets for them using their logo. After this first order John branched out into the screenprinting and embroidery business completing specialty orders for area radio stations, bars, restaurants and other businesses and sports teams...

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