Detective, Investigator, Special Agent and Inspector Badges
NYPD Municipal Detective badge made of stering silver. This style was used from 1870-1872.
Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #10 Police badge, sterling silver badge. Circa 2-16-25.
T. M. Koening wore Sacramento Detective Sergeant #5 badge, and went on to become Chief of Police, Circa 1922.
Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #5 Police badge, sterling silver . Circa 1922.
Budd & Carol Johnson Collection.
Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #8 Police badge, sterling silver . Circa 1922.
City of Las Vegas Police Detective badge #9, sterling silver and made by Irvine & Jachens S. F. and has the International Jewelry Workers Union No. 64 stamp.
John Palmer’s San Francisco Police Detective Sergeant Star No. 569, made by Irvine & Jachens 1027 Market St. S.F. in sterling silver and dated 7-28-23. Palmer was appointed to the department December 29, 1919.
Extremely Rare San Francisco Police Detective badge, jeweler made, circa 1880.
Fresno Police Detective Sergeant badge #3 issued in March 1917.
LAPD Series 2 Detective #22 badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired black enamel, and hand chased engraving, circa 1889.
LAPD Series 3 Detective #23 badge, circa 1909.
A perfect example of the “jewelers art” this hand engraved Stockton police detective star #7 is made of sterling silver and hallmarked Ed Jones Co. Oakland. Circa 1925.
Brooklyn Police Inspector Badge issued in 1881 to Patrick H. Mc Laughlin. July 1886. Only 3 Inspectors wore this style badge making it the rarest Brooklyn badge on this page. More articles on Mc Laughlin below.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle May 1, 1905
Brooklyn Police Detective Badge #19 issued in 1881 to Edmund Brown who promoted to Sergeant very quickly.
Portland Police Chief Detective, hand engraved, 14k gold with a one karat diamond.
Investigator Public Prosecutor City & County of Honolulu Territory of Hawaii badge hallmarked Deputy High Sheriff badge No. 15 Territory of Hawaii. Hallmarked DB (Dawkins Benny).
The Territory of Hawaii or Hawaii Territory was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from April 30, 1900, until August 21, 1959, when most of its territory, excluding Palmyra Island, was admitted to the United States as the 50th U.S. state, the State of Hawaii.Wikipedia
Hawaiian Detective Bureau. Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel. Circa 1900.
The Hawaiian Star September 2, 1893
Detective County of Hawaii, reverse is stamped STERLING. Circa 1920, Territory of Hawaii.
San Diego Police Detective Sergeant shield #4 made of silver by Cal Stamp Co.
San Diego. In use 1907 to 1930.
Tonopah Bonanza 10 Dec 1904
NV State Detective Bureau 8 pt star, circa 1904.
Deputy Authorized Detective State of California badge #7 is made by Irvine & Jachens 1027 Market St. S.F.Â This hallmark was used from 1910-1925.
The California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), was established in 1918 as the California Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (CBCII). CBCII, along with the disbanded California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) which was created in 1927 (the remainder of BNE merged with CBI in 2012), provided the state with its initial criminal investigative law enforcement capabilities and is considered the direct predecessor to the modern day CBI.
Los Angeles County Detective Bureau of Investigation District Attorneys Office Deputy Sheriff badge #71.
1st issue U.S. Inspector of Customs San Francisco circa 1870.
Bureau of Investigation US Department of Justice shield. It appears to be gold-plated brass and is stamped on the back "Whitehead & Hoag Newark, N.J. Gold Filled" and "553". An eagle appears at top and a shield at the bottom. The background is stippled. Superb detail throughout. It has a C-type pin attachment on the verso. This type of badge saw use between 1908 and 1927. The Bureau of Investigation later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) beginning in 1935.
Whitehead & Hoag New York GOLD FILLED hallmark.
U.S. Explosives Inspector, Mineral Industries,
Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines
Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Detective Sergeant badge hallmarked Entenmann Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Inspector presentation badge, hallmarked Entenmann.
Ins. E. F. Hastings From Officers of Montrose Station
San Francisco Police Inspector badge #554
made by Morgen Jewelry S.F. and marked 14k.
San Francisco Police Inspector 14k gold Star 395, made by Mario Sabatino Jewelry and issued to Patrick J. Crowley who was appointed to the department August 16, 1920.
Assistant Special Agent
District Attorneys Office
San Francisco #12.
Hallmarked Irvine & Jachens S. F.
Oakland Police Inspector star #19 made by Pioneer 705 Bdwy. Oakland. Badge is sterling silver with hard fired black enamel and worn by J. S. Dufton who was appointed 1-1-1906. He was born 2-12-1870.
Oakland Police Inspector star #1 hallmarked
Ed Jones Oakland
14k gold presentation Captain of Inspectors badge with monogramed initials in the center H E E G
Back of Captain of inspectors badge showing presentation:
H. E. E. Green
By the Members of the
Sept. 1st, 1917
Colorado Springs Detective circle star.
Grand Rapids Detective badge.
San Antonio Detective badge No. 50.
14k gold presentation badge, Captain of Detectives, Bureau of Police Philadelphia.
Back of badge showing presentation: Presented to
Captain Harry D. Heanley
By the Commanding Officers
Of the 2nd Division
June 7th, 1930.
The Detective Department, as a distinctive branch of the Philadelphia Police system,
was organized, October 28, 1859.
This early Chico police Detective badge #8 is made of sterling silver and is beautifully hand engraved. It was part of the Charles Hunter collection.
Denver Police Detective badge No. 37
Denver Police Inspection badge No. 520
As of 1875 there were four New York Municipal Police Inspector’s, Dilks, Thorne, McDermott and Spieght.
Seattle Police Detective 510 made of sterling silver with hard fired blue enamel.
Los Angeles Police Asst. Captain Detective shield, hallmarked
Carl Entenmann Jewelry Co.
Los Angeles CAL.
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