Australian Police Badge History from Ozbadge

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 Ozbadge: Our 10th Anniversary!
 And now: The Book!
The historical, reference guide and BOOK!
Due for publication and sale in 2014.

Queensland Police Service
Celebrating 150 Years of Policing


Welcome to OZBADGE :
Police Badge Museum.


Senior Sergeant Charles DALTON. N.S.W. Police Force. c1876.
Photograph by John Freeman. Ozbadge thanks Alan Davies of the State Library of New South Wales   Ozbadge

* Apparently, there are now fake and/or "prototype", NT Police "Detectives" badges. See: NTP page for more info on the real issued version.
* Black or "subdued" current Police badges are not known to be issued.
* Be aware of obviously illegal, Queen's Crown, COMPOL and Christmas Island junk status, fakes; the "emu" and "roo" are bald (have no feathering) and fake COMPOL KC badges with "flat" (not bulging) crowns.
* Be aware of some new, "crappy looking" ACT, Norfolk Island, APS, COMPOL and Customs "Border Protection" bullion badges, not only do they look amateurish, some of these badges never even existed.

The unauthorised manufacturing of any type of insignia using the word: "POLICE", (no matter how old it looks) is illegal.
Selling these unauthorised, junk status, "fakes" as genuine, can be considered "FRAUD".
If you copy any images from this web site and make "fake" badges, I WILL know. For any "fraudsters" out there who don't understand what a Copyright image is, look it up.



Old Parliament House, Canberra.
Ozbadge is proud to have been one of the contributing museums to this wonderful exhibition.



Ozbadge is a proud contributor to NSW Police Force Legacy, Victoria Police "Blue Ribbon", Queensland "Community Supporting Police" and WA Police Legacy.

Please Note:
Ozbadge is a virtual museum. It is an educational web site, for research and historical study only; an exhibit of a collection of images, information, news and comment for general public interest and/or entertainment. It is a "library" of a part of Australia's rich, cultural history and heritage. Ozbadge and its owner/s are in no way associated with, affiliated with, connected with, sponsored by, employed by, or endorsed by any Police or Law Enforcement Department or Agency,  particularly those that are referred to on the site; except as authorised.
NOTHING is available for sale, trade or barter from this web site.
The " Studio" is for historical enquiries only. You must have written agreement from us, to download any image or text; partially or wholly.
User Agreements, Disclaimers and Conditions of Use are on the Introduction page; FULLY READ, before proceeding. You must have written permission to use, reproduce or download anything from this web site.
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This web site and all its contents (including comment, photos and images) and/or products are, where applicable, Copyright  Ozbadge 2014; and/or the relevant owners and/or Public Domain. All Rights Reserved.

This public exhibit, website, collection of images, news and comment is pursuant to:
The Commonwealth of Australia Freedom of Information Act 1982. The National Conservation and Preservation Policy for Movable Cultural Heritage 1995. New South Wales Police Act 1990; as amended, Section 203 (5) (6). The Enhanced US Federal Security Act of 2000, Chapter 33, Title 18, Section 3, Sub-section 716(b); also known as US Public Law 106-547. Michigan State Compiled Laws; Section 750.216a, Subsection (1): (a,) (e) (f); where appllcable. And protected by the US Bill of Rights: Article the third [1st Amendment].
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