Pat Olvey - Collector of Badges
I am a life member of both the FOP and the IPA
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Pat Olvey with his son Craig.
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Mailing address: 7631 Holliston Place
State: Ohio 45255
HAVE BEEN COLLECTING BADGES SINCE 1962, WINNER OF THE LOUISVILLE NATIONAL
SHOW FOR BEST BADGE DISPLAY. HAVE ALSO WON BEST DISPLAY AWARD AT MADONNA
UNIVERSITY (DETROIT). ACTIVE HISTORIAN AND STAFF WRITER FOR PC NEWS. COLLECTS
OLD MAJOR CITY BADGES AND OTHER BADGES THAT ARE APPEALING.
This badge was owned by the first police and fire commissioner from chattanooga, tenn, T.C Betterton
engraved on the back of the badge, it is put together by rivets, "T" pin
has a beautiful hand cut front, pat
In 1910, city government moved from Market House to the newly completed
municipal building on East 11th street. The police department remained in
the old building.
In 1911, the Board of Public Safety gave way to the Department of Fire and
Police that was established under the new Commission form of government.
Betterton was elected as the first Commissioner of Fire and Police.
By 1913, the department had become two distinct and separate organizations
under the control of the Commissioner. The uniformed officers comprised
and the detectives comprised the other. Patrolmen now worked eight-hour
shifts per day, every day. They ere also required to work an extra four
hours once a week to provide for a reserve squad which was kept on duty to
be used in case of riots, serious fires, or unusual circumstances.
These are a few of my prized
to Cincinnati Police in January of 1963, promoted to Specialist/Detective,
Sergeant and Lieutenant. Most of my career was in investigative work including
commanding the Regional Narcotic Enforcement Unit of Hamilton County. (
I was detailed away from Cincinnati to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office,
commissioned as a Cincinnati Officer, Special Deputy Sheriff of Hamilton
County, Ohio, Deputy Sheriff of Ripley County , Ind., all at the same time)
I retired from the Cincinnati Police Division in January of 1992 to become
Chief of Police of Golf Manor, Ohio, a Cincinnati Suburb. I resigned
the chief's job to become a Captain with the Hamilton County Sheriff's
Department as Commander of the Regional Computer Fraud Task Force. My fist
full day on the job was June 02, 1997
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