Hawaiian Police Badges
Police badge #35 Kauai.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.
Honolulu Police badge #28 and crossed oars.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.

Honolulu Police badge #28 and crossed paddles.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.

Police badge #35 Kauai.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.

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The original Hawaiian flag. The coat of arms comprises the royal standard kahili. This kahili is actually crossed through two paddles that are thought to characterize Kamehameha’s Kanawai Mamalahoe i.e. the Splintered Paddle Law plus the adventurous voyage traditions concerning the Hawaiians.

Honolulu Police badge #33, sterling with hard fired black enamel and hand engraved.
Captain Kauai Police badge #1, sterling and hand engraved, circa 1880.

Captain Kauai Police badge #1, sterling with hard fired black enamel and hand engraved, circa 1880.

Honolulu Police badge #33, sterling with hard fired black enamel and hand engraved.

Honolulu Police badge #50, sterling with hard fired black enamel and hand engraved.  Made by Ed Jones Oakland, CAL.

Honolulu Police badge #50, sterling with hard fired black enamel and hand engraved.  Made by Ed Jones Oakland, CAL.

Special Police badge #6 Honolulu.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.

Special Police badge #6 Honolulu.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.

Captain Koloa Kauai Police badge, sterling with hard fired black enamel, circa 1924.  Worn by Medeiros Antone.

Captain Koloa Kauai Police badge, sterling with hard fired black enamel, circa 1924.  Worn by Medeiros Antone.

Hawaiian Detective Bureau.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.

Hawaiian Detective Bureau.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.

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Honolulu Police badge #673.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.  Hallmarked Dawkins Benny Honolulu.  Circa 1930.

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Kauai 17 Police badge, sterling silver.

Kauai 17 Police badge, sterling silver.

U. S. Deputy Marshal sterling badge from Hawaii, circa 1902.  Hallmarked:  Made in Honolulu HC sterling.
Obverse of U. S. Deputy Marshal badge from Hawaii, circa 1902.  Hallmarked:  Made in Honolulu HC sterling.  T-pin and Tube catch.

U. S. Deputy Marshal sterling badge from Hawaii, circa 1902.  Hallmarked:  Made in Honolulu HC sterling.

Obverse of U. S. Deputy Marshal badge from Hawaii,
circa 1902.  Hallmarked:  Made in Honolulu HC sterling. 
T-pin and Tube catch.

Honolulu Fire Dept Police circa 1850's.

Thanks to Gregory Hunt, Hawaiian Historian, for the following information:

In 1850 Kamehameha III founded the Honolulu Fire Department.  H.F.D. stands for the Honolulu Fire Department.  Since the police under the kingdom was already operational, the initial job of arson investigation came under the purview of the Hawaii Kindgom Marshal.  Usually his designee Sheriff of the district or his deputy sheriff handled these types of crimes up until the formation of the Honolulu Fire Department.  Your badge is one of two badges, one calling the operation HPD/HFD and the other as you show.  These individuals were police and fire that handled the arson investigations during the Kingdom (1850-1893).  These badges had only a short history as the fire department and police wished to remain autonomous.  The specific time frame appears to be (1850’s only).  The first kingdom police badges were the Marshal, Sheriff, and Deputy Sheriff.  The officers badges wwere octagons.  Gregory Hunt.

Honolulu Fire Dept Police circa 1850's.
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