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  1. Scott1970

    Scott1970

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    I wore this one from 2007 until a week ago. The years have been hard on both of us. :animlol:

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    This is what we switched to. I'm not overly fond of it, but it's made in the U.S.A.

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    And, no, I didn't get demoted. Our new chief is opposed to rank being on badges, because we all do the same job...blah, blah, blah.
     
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  2. Glock Commander

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    MCAS (H) New River 1978-1980 the first of many badges over the years.
     
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  3. igor455

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    I have my officer badge from Baltimore city number 830.
    Also have my badges fr. Aa county off and sgt old and new style
    Got retired badges from both
     
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  4. Glock Commander

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    Oh, your agency's 60th anniversary. I thought you had 60+ years on the job my friend :cop:
     
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  5. k9medic

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    Yep. it's even in our state statutes -

    "For purposes of uniformity and in aid of the recognition of their official identity by the public, a badge in the shape of a five-pointed star with a replica of the great seal of Florida with the map of Florida superimposed thereon inscribed in the center is designated as the official badge to be worn by the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of all counties of the state."

    "It shall be unlawful for any person other than sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to wear an official sheriff’s badge as prescribed herein, or to wear a badge or insignia of such similarity to the official sheriff’s badge as to be indistinguishable therefrom at a distance of 20 feet."
     
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  6. BamaTrooper

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    Who do you think I am? Dragoon?
     
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  7. BamaTrooper

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    Do the supervisors get paid the same as a patrolman? Does the chief wear a different uniform?
     
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  8. Scott1970

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    Nope and yeah.

    He prefers the way things were done at his previous department, so that's how we are doing things. Badges like his previous department, a near zero pursuit policy, use of force report for pointing a gun at someone.
     
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  9. BamaTrooper

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    So he obviously has the respect and faith of those he supervises...
     
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  10. collim1

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    Never been crazy about that design.
     
  11. rayzer007

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    Now known as U.S. Secret Service Police, or USSS Uniformed Division.

    EPS Badge.jpg
     
  12. Ftttu

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    A sergeant and I were talking about uniform color, and he told me that it was in some Texas statute which dictated uniform color for the different government agencies. AFAIK, he wasn’t pulling my leg at the time, but I haven’t as yet attempted to find that. How he knew before the internet was mainstream, I didn’t know.
    So, it is possible that with that as a limiting factor, there will be a lot of similar uniforms in all of Texas’ 254 counties and who knows how many uniforms do agencies.
     
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  14. Glock-O-Rican

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    Some agencies change Badges & Shoulder Patches, every time they get a New Chief or Sheriff. Other stay the same for some reason of tradition.
     
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    That is the best badge I’ve ever seen. I am freaky about the great seal of the United States.
     
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    To me, that looks like something Rocky Balboa wore when he fought ivan Drago in the USSR.

    Then again, I still recall WIN buttons [Whip Inflation Now].
     
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    I think they fired the designer after that one! Kind of tough to take it seriously after you flashed it and told someone "Secret Service White House Detail"
     
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    If any new chief tried to change our badge or uniform, they would be met with fierce resistance and possibly even an insurrection.
     
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    Our badge have been the same pretty much forever. 7 points, sterling silver, agency name, badge number. Sergeants and above have ranks not badge numbers on them.

    There are pictures of our agency well into the 1800s and they are the same. The only real change in the last 15 years was a chief who made lieutenant and above gold and 30 years ago a chief went from 2 digit badges to 3 digit badges. People went from 48 to 148, etc.

    The patches date back to sometime post WWII. Light blue was the shirt color from the 60s to 91.

    We had a chief that served as chief from 57 to 82. He would have stayed longer but a excessive use of force investigation by the feds shortened his career.

    The lack of change explains a lot about my department.
     
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    Back in the 70s my 2nd agency had gold shields. They still had "POLICEMAN" on it. I've also had the generic 7 pointed star with the Seal of the Great State of California on it, a 6 point star (Deputy Sheriff), my Sergeant shield that was and LAPD style shield and the standard Government Shield.
     
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