Brooklyn Rank Badge issued in 1870,
post Metropolitan era.
Brooklyn Police Detective Badge #19 issued in 1881 to Edmund Brown who promoted to Sergeant very quickly.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
September 24, 1893
Brooklyn Police Inspector Badge issued in 1881 to Patrick H. Mc Laughlin. July 1886. Only 3 Inspectors wore this style badge making it the rarest Brooklyn badge on this page. More articles on Mc Laughlin below.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle May 1, 1905
Brooklyn Inspector Frame by Rob Kohlstedt
Brooklyn Sergeant Frame by Rob Kohlstedt
Brooklyn Captain worn from 1888 - 1898, made by S. A. French N. Y.
Badge collectors can’t think of Brooklyn badges without thinking of Art Sinai. This is a picture of Art at the Brooklyn Public Library giving a talk on Brooklyn badges. Some of the badges on this page were once owned by Art.
Maybe all of them at one time.
This Brooklyn Park Police Sergeants badge is an example of the badges worn by the officers patrolling the 526 acre Prospect Park. The park's police force was established in 1866. According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle its mission was "to guard the property now on the ground, and hereafter promote the observance of the peace and respect for the improvements when the Park shall become a public resort." The original force consisted of nine patrolmen, three sergeants, and a captain. In the following photo from 195, patrolman John O'Hara warns Donald Boa of the dangers from skating on Prospect Park Lake.
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