STATE POLICE ALERT
March 30, 2007
If you are considering the purchase of a Maryland State Police badge,
stop for a minute and ask yourself this question. Why would anyone offer
a badge for sale for a couple hundred dollars when, IF department issue,
it could easily bring $1500 to $2000? The answer is... the badge is a
Often times, sellers will tell just about anything, offer any documentation,
and say just about anything to sell a badge. If a badge is a reproduction
and sold as a reproduction at a reproduction price, then there is no problem
with such a sale. To offer a badge as "issue" when it clearly
is not is not only a misrepresentation, but if sold through the mail,
the sale could be considered a clear cut case of federal mail fraud.
With regards to Maryland State Police badges, there are pictures in the
ALERTS section of the site. Know what you are buying, and get the right
of a full refund if you are not satisfied with the item on delivery. Be
an educated buyer and beware of stories and documentation that may or
may not be related to what is being offered for sale.
You will never find the perfect reproduction. The hobby of badge collecting
can be one of the most deceptive hobbies in existence today, if you allow
it to be. Do your homework and NEVER pay more for a badge than you can
sell it for.