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How many stars should a Chief of Police wear?

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Posted about 5 years ago

 

Does anybody know wear I can find the guideline for how many stars a Chief of Police should wear on his or her collar?  Isn't it also dependant on the size of the department?

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As far as I know there is no set number of stars a Chief should wear, it seems to depend on his/her preference. In Washington the Seattle PD chief wears 4 stars, but the King County Sheriff wears 3 stars and she is a higher ranking LEO than the SPD chief. Personally I would think the sheriff should wear 4 since she is elected by the voters and has county wide jurisdiction, and the city chiefs should wear 3 because they still have to defer to her authority.


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At least in our area, according to my Chief, the number of stars depends on the population of the community his/her department covers. It is not how many they want to.

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In my area a chief holds the rank of colonel and wears the eagles. I think the sheriff in the county I live in wears one star however, I met a sheriff in an ajoining county and he wore a circle of stars.

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The number of stars may very from agency to agency. However inquring minds want to knowChief Dennis...


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I always thought it was the number of assistant or deputy chiefs you had. anyway i know a police chief of a department of 3 total officers and he wears a white shirt with 5 stars. in my opinion its kinda tacky  and i can tell the way people roll their eyes and kinda snicker that they agree. I think the chief collar emblem looks nice and doesnt give you the "Patton" affect. but just my opinion :)

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At least in our area, according to my Chief, the number of stars depends on the population of the community his/her department covers. It is not how many they want to.  I think that your Chief was talking cocka!! I thought each star represented every 10 years of service, you can't see his sleeves on the summer time so it makes perfect sense doesn't it?!

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At least in our area, according to my Chief, the number of stars depends on the population of the community his/her department covers. It is not how many they want to.  I think that your Chief was talking cocka!! I thought each star represented every 10 years of service, you can't see his sleeves on the summer time so it makes perfect sense doesn't it?!



Mimi558, I don't know if you are a bail enforcement agent as your picture shows or you are a LEO as your profile states, BUT, I asked my Chief this several months ago so his response had nothing to do with this posting. I see you are from the same area as me, so you should know who I am talking about when I say my Department is a small community, thus he has one star, the RPD Chief who has less time than my Chief. In addition, you say you think it is for every 10 years of service and that i can't see his long sleeves in the summer. I have been with this PD for three years so I've seen his sleeve in the winter including right now as this week he has been wearing long sleeves. Not saying you are wrong, but since my Chief has been Chief for several years and has one star, i think I'll believe him:-). I do have to say that after reading all the different posts, it appears to vary from area to area.

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My dad was a chief, wore three stars...the population of his town was under 10,000, and he'd been on the job less than 30 years.  I think the stars are decided by the individual towns, cities, etc governing the Police Department.


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I don't believe there are any guidelines in this and I believe uniform regulations are decided by the Chief or the municipality itself...I believe chiefs of smaller jurisdictions should be mindful of their agency's comparitive size when emblazoning their rank....there are "chiefs" and there are "CHIEFS"...when I went to the FBI Academy, I sat next to chiefs and county sherriffs who commanded less troops than I did as a lieutenant in NYPD.