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.


Email address: polvey@fuse.net 
Mailing address: 7631 Holliston Place
Cincinnati
State: Ohio 45255
Country: USA
Tel. 513-232-1610
Email: polvey@fuse.net

What I Collect:

I 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 is engraved on the back of the badge, it is put together by rivets, "T" pin and 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. T.C 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 one 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 old timers. 
  

Career: 

Appointed 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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