Most large city police departments assign officers to patrol the cities parks. Back in the days when every assignment had its own badge the officers working the parks wore badges that included the word Park. This was also true with officers assigned to protect the cities water and electric departments and those officers enforcing health and safety laws.

Los Angeles Police Series Two Park Dept. badge made of sterling silver by the L. A. Rubber Stamp Co

Los Angeles Police Series Two Water Dept. badge made of nickel silver..

Los Angeles Police Series Two Health Dept. badge made of nickel silver by the
L. A. Rubber Stamp Co.

J. Walter Mills Los Angeles Series Two Police Special badge #8.

Los Angeles Police Series Two Public Works Dept. badge made of nickel silver by the
L. A. Rubber Stamp Co.

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W.C. Roberts' LAPD Series 2 Captain's presentation badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired black enamel, an applied number 1 and hand chased engraving.

Presentation on reverse of badge,
W.C. Roberts / Los Angeles Cal /
July, 1889

Los Angeles Herald July 25, 1889
Newly appointed Chief of Police J.M. Glass address to the City Council.  Chief Glass announced, "I have deputized officer W. C. Robert to temporarily officiate as Captain, subject to the approval of the board."

LAPD Series 2 Captainís presentation badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired black enamel, an applied number 1 and hand chased engraving.
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Walter Auble joined the force on Jan. 1, 1887 and was appointed Captain on July 21, 1903. He was killed in the line of duty on Sep. 9, 1908, aged 45. He is pictured here wearing his Captain's Badge.

LAPD Series 2 Captain badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired blue enamel and hand chased engraving.

Walter Auble's LAPD Series 2 Captain badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired blue enamel and hand chased engraving.

Los Angeles Herald September 10, 1908 , Walter Auble was born in Illinois in 1861 and at the age of 25 was appointed a special officer and "worked at one of the prominent theaters of that day." On January 1, 1887, he was made a regular patrolman and became a detective three years later.
He was appointed captain of police July 21, 1903.

San Francisco Call Dec. 28, 1899

San Francisco Call Dec. 28, 1899
 Changes Made by Los Angeles Police Commission. Los Angeles, Dec. 27.--
W. C. Robert was today elected captain of the police department of this city and made acting Chief.

LAPD Series 2 police badge #2, with early makers hallmark.

W.C. Roberts' LAPD Series 2 Police badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.

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Los Angeles Herald Dec. 28, 1899
 Los Angeles Police Commission instructs Captain Roberts to take charge of the police department at once.

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Captain Roberts sits for a portrait.

Captain Roberts sits for a portrait.

Walter Auble joined the force on Jan. 1, 1887 and was appointed Captain on July 21, 1903. He was killed in the line of duty on Sep. 9, 1908, aged 45. He is pictured here wearing his  Captain's Badge.
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LAPD badge dates of service:

S1 1876-1889
S2 1889-1909
S3 1909-1913
S4 1913-1923
S5 1923-1940
S6 1940-Present

Los Angeles Police Series Two Police badges.
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Los Angeles City Directory 1899

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