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The German police force was a paramilitary organization during Hitler's Third Reich. Outside of providing protection they also kept track of any groups who opposed Hitler. As the war came to an end, the police was mobilized to provide the last line of defense against invading forces.

The item featured here is a medal issued to German police officers for long service. As issued during WWII. The design of the medal consists of a dark blue ribbon attached to a metal cross. A large oval wreath is palced at the center. A police eagle with extended wings is found inside the wreath. the eagle is clutching a smaller circular wreath that has a swastika in the center. in the front.

The back of the medal reads "Fur Treue Dienste In Der Polizei", which translates to "For loyalty of service in the police".

The medal was issued in a box. Special compartments are carved into the box to house the different elements of the award. These compartments ensured that the awards could be transported and stowed away safely.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German badges and awards. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German badge worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the badges and awards is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German badges in the collector's market is illustrated.

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The German police was fractured and divided into many organizations due to the fact that Germany was originally a group of different states.

In 1936 Hitler appointed Heinrich Himmler to Chief of Police and Interior Ministry (Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des innem). This was a new position whose goal was to unify all the different police departments into a more centralized organization. Some of the new police forces he created included the SS Special Forces troops, fire protection police, land customs service, water customs service and the regular police. This list does not represent a complete compilation of all the police forces.

One of the first orders of buisness taken was to redesign the uniforms and organize the rank system.

Because of the extensive nature of the various organizations which composed the police force there was an dizzying array of items that were produced for the force. Patches, metal insignia, cloth insignia, medals, badges, shoulder boards are just a small example of the items that they used. These items have now become collectibles and are sought after with different degrees of desire. Some of the items are rare and valuable while others are not so.

WE BUY German German police badges, medal and related items - All types of WWII German civilian awards. Whether it is for fire department, police. civil defense or any other civilian organization.

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This award is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this badge. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the badge.

If you have an interest is seeing other badges and awards of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Badges and Awards identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine) and Air Force (Luftwaffe) items.


The value for WWII German Combat badges and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

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