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Captain Police AW, Adelbert Wilson, 14k gold badge. 
On May 30, 1870 Adelbert Wilson joined the Oakland PD. 
On May 7, 1889, he was made captain, and for over sixteen years held that important position, being on December 20, 1905, appointed chief of police. Although different political administrations came and went, Mr. Wilson was retained as chief, which title was changed to that of superintendent of police, but under the new charter was again changed to chief. There is great credit due him for what he has achieved, for he rose from the ranks and by the faithful and fearless performance of duty and because of his natural ability became the head of the department.

Oakland Police Sergeant #169.  Presentation on obverse:  Presented to Eric Gustavson
Feb. 1, 1947 By Members of the Camaraderie.  Sterling silver with hand engraving and hard fired black enamel.

Oakland Police Sergeant #225 issued to
W. H. Haldeman who was appointed to the force 3-15-16.  Sterling silver, hand engraved with hard fired enamel lettering.

Sergeant Oakland Police #34. Sterling silver, hand engraved.  Notice the numbers were changed. Circa 1870.

Matron Oakland Police #214 issued to Mrs. A.M. Shefoff who was appointed Matron 4-2-20. Sterling silver, hard fired enamel lettering. Hallmarked California.

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Oakland Police Sergeant #74.  Presentation on obverse:  Presented to Marcus Nelson Oct. 1, 1945 By Members of the Camaraderie.  Sterling silver with hand engraving and hard fired enamel. 

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Oakland Police Sergeant #244, Sterling silver, hand engraved with hard fired enamel lettering.†

Oakland Police Sergeant #244, Sterling silver, hand engraved with hard fired enamel lettering. 

Corporal Oakland Police #116. Sterling silver, hand engraved, hallmarked Pioneer Oakland, CAL.  Worn by Peter H. Van Houtte who went on to become an Inspector.  Click Here for Bio.

Corporal Oakland Police #116. Sterling silver, hand engraved, hallmarked Pioneer Oakland, CAL.
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Oakland Police Sergeant #224 issued to C.T. Anderson who was appointed to the force
3-15-16.  Sterling silver, hand engraved with hard fired enamel lettering. 

Oakland Tribune article Feb. 9, 1922.

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Oakland Police 1st issue badge #4 issued to Officer Adelbert Wilson, circa 1870.  His 14k gold Captain badge is shown below.

Oakland Police 1st issue badge #4 issued to Officer Adelbert Wilson, circa 1870.  His 14k gold Captain badge is shown below.

Officer Adelbert Wilson, circa 1870.  Wilson served with the O.P.D. from 1870 through the early 1900ís, rising to the rank of Chief of Police.  He wears badge #4 in this photo.

Officer Adelbert Wilson, circa 1870.  Wilson served with the O.P.D. from 1870 through the early 1900’s, rising to the rank of Chief of Police.  He wears badge #4 in this photo.

Officer J.Kennedy, circa 1868.  He wears badge #4 in this photo.

Officer J.Kennedy, circa 1868.  He wears badge #4 in this photo.

Oakland Police Sergeant #94.  Engraved  on obverse:  C. L. Hemphill Oakland, CAL Oct 6, 1906.  Sterling silver with hand engraving and hard fired blue enamel.

Oakland Police Sergeant #94.  Engraved  on obverse:  C. L. Hemphill Oakland, CAL Oct 6, 1906.  Sterling silver with hand engraving and hard fired blue enamel.

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