Friday, January 10, 2014

CHECK THE KCPD RETRO BADGE TRIBUTE!!!



TKC NOTE: We like this tribute to local history in the attire of some of Kansas City's finest . . .

Officers wearing retro badges to celebrate Department’s anniversary

To celebrate the Kansas City Missouri Police Department’s 140th anniversary in 2014, nearly 400 department members are going to sport retro badges.

Historical society members will be showing off the new badges at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Headquarters Annex, 901 Charlotte. (The entrance is in the back of the building.)

KCPD members have been approved to wear 1923 replica badges through 2014 in homage to days gone by and as a fundraiser for the Kansas City Police Historical Society. The replica badges sold for $80 to $90 and were available to all ranks of department members.

So why 1923?

“Because it’s the next in the series,” explained Captain Chris Sicoli, Vice President of the Historical Society.

The KCPD CARE Team issued a replica of the original KCPD badge – the Old West style six-pointed star – as a fundraiser in 2000. The Historical Society created and sold replicas of the department’s next badge – called a folded star that was issued in the early 1900s – in 2008 for KCPD’s 135th anniversary. Captain Sicoli said the 1923 badge was the next generation of KCPD badges, so that’s what the Historical Society is honoring this year.

“It’s the first one that had an eagle on it,” he said.

KCPD officers wore that badge from 1923 until 1932.

So expect to see a little 1920s flair on the streets of Kansas City with officers sporting the throwback badges this year.

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16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool shield!

Anonymous said...

KCPD is one of the few institutions we can be proud of, there is oversight by the state. See the difference?

Anonymous said...

How about using the Badge to reduce the High crime rate in Kansas City?
How many years has this been going on now? And your worried about how your badge looks while your reputation for crime fighting is in the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!

Anonymous said...

True dat.

Anonymous said...

What is this costing the tax payers?

Anonymous said...

How about Kansas City focuses more on the future than the past!! I thought we flushed that toilet already...I guess I was wrong!

Anonymous said...

There is no cost to the taxpayers for the badges. They are paid for by the officer.

Anonymous said...

Wrong it does cost the Taxpayer.
We paid some committee's wages to sit around spending time to select the Badge. So we did pay for it.

Anonymous said...

Serve and protect themselves. Now, that's a badge I wouldn't mind paying for.

Anonymous said...

Wrong 7:34, the Historical Society meets on their own time. Quit trying to make something that isn't there.

Anonymous said...

BullShit. 11:23 The Historical Society uses department time to discuss projects. They had the KCPD media Unit design and optimize photos, as well as the Historical Society Badge pictures. Do KCPD a favor and quit lying to the public.
Your full of crap.

Anonymous said...

11:23 Lies are soon exposed.
Why don't you just go out like the rest of KCPD Headquarters on a 4 hour "I'm going to pick up my uniform from dry cleaning" or "I'm going to wash the Patrol car."

Anonymous said...

11:34 & 11:53, most of us that meet are retired, as in we meet on our own time. Will always defend the KCPD. Was a good career. Will also do so without personally attacking someone, unlike the current generation.

Anonymous said...

1:08 Who was personally attacked?
But it's revealing that you read my prior post and saw the truth in it. And you took it personal. The only way you could take it personnel is if spoke the truth.

Anonymous said...

What about the police rape crew in 2011? I bet the police erre just as crazy in 1923.