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Odmp_max50

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

Check out my collection and tradelist at http://www.vapolicepatches.com Let me know if you want to trade.


Chris Cosgriff
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I have a question about badges and patches. An officer told me he thinks there is a law - possibly just in Michigan - that prohibits civilians from possessing or collecting patches. He's not sure if that is a law or not - but wondering if anyone else heard this.

Odmp_max50

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Illinois just came up with a super strict law that prohibits EVERYONE - even active officers - from possessing current style badges from any agency other their own. A few bad apples can ruin a hobby for everyone.


Chris Cosgriff
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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

The laws do vary from state to state...In Florida, it's the intent that makes the possession a crime. It's a subjective word that leaves many questions.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

The laws defining badge collecting are found below, and I would assume that patches are the same. It is really a fun hobby and a great way to meet other officers.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO POSSESS A FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BADGE IN THE USA REGARDLESS OF WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING. THE ONLY LEGAL POSSESSION OF A FEDERAL BADGE IS BY THE MEMBER OF THE SPECIFIC SERVICE TO WHOM THE BADGE WAS ISSUED. THERE ARE NO EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE LAW FOR FEDERAL BADGES.
Federal Law (HR 4827, Law #106-547), pertaining to badge possession,
collecting, and use went into effect on 12/19/2000.
This law makes the shipping, possession and use of CURRENT Police badges and Police badge REPLICAS a crime if they are used for any purpose other than the following:

(1) as a memento, or in a collection or exhibit;
(2) for decorative purposes;
(3) for a dramatic presentation, such as a theater, film, or television production; or
(4) for any other recreational purpose.


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Anyone interested in trading? Send me a message through PoliceLink.


Chris Cosgriff
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The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

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Any Illinois officers want to give away their "illegal" patches?? Just Kidding!!!


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Thats why I'm staying on the Iowa site of the river so I dont get effected by the stupid law in IL lol joke

Weinblattmsnbc_max50

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I was referring only to Florida state law, not Federal. I don't think I have any Illinois patches. Maybe I should check and flush them down the toilet before the search warrant is executed!

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Illinois patches are OK but badges are not according to law in IL you can only have your own dept's badge I spoke with a lot officer in the metro area here and found only 2 guys who said they would enforce the law most of them didnt know it was a law in IL on badges. So what I did most of the IL badges I have I called up the PD and had them write a letter stating that I'm allowed to have them just in case.

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Chris, Awesome webpage! Message inbound.

Kirlian-fingerprints_max50

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Wow, I learned something new today. I always thought it was against the law to have any type of police badge; unless it is issued to you... As far as patches can we have any of them if we are not a LEO?


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