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    Hello all does anyone here collect LE/Public Safety patches as a hobby? Did not know if anyone had an interest. If so send me a message or post below. Thanks! Be safe

  • #2
    Yes, I have over 3500
    I don't answer recruitment messages....

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    • #3
      Yes I do. I have a couple hundred myself. Been collecting since 2001.
      You miss every shot you don't take.

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      • #4
        The guy that has the most that I know of is Ben Roberson. https://www.benspatchcollection.com I spoke with him and he is a hell of a nice guy. If your department patch isn't on his site you can send him your patch and he will post it. He has over 74,000 patches.
        Last edited by Tommydesigns; 04-01-2020, 09:41 PM.
        Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy Class 126: July-Dec 2009

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        • #5
          Ben does have a crazy amount of patches. His website is a very good reference to refer to.

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          • #6
            I have the updated San Francisco Sheriff patches for trade, regular and breast cancer awareness.

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            • #7
              Yes I have tons. PM me to make some trades.

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              • #8
                Every time I'd start a patch collection, I gave what I had to other collectors. My interest just wasn't strong enough to maintain a collection. The only thing I currently have from another department is a badge a buddy gave me. Being back on the job, I run into other departments every now and then, but since my current department is ultra strict on patches, I just give them patches from the department I had retired from.

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                • #9
                  my current department is ultra strict on patches
                  Mine too. The stated reason is that they don't want our patches out in the public in an uncontrolled fashion for inappropriate use. I suspect it has more to do with cost, with a lot of people giving them out willy-nilly.

                  That being said, our equipment guy is pretty willing to slide a couple for a good cause when asked.

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                  • #10
                    I have some spare US Marshal TF patches if anyone is up for a trade! PM me.

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                    • #11
                      I have about 1,600 patches. Since retiring in 2013, I haven’t been aggressively pursuing more but have them displayed on my garage walls. Ben’s collection is crazy massive. Saved his website for future browsing and reference.
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                      Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun.
                      And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son.

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                      • #12
                        Are patches bigger with local and state LE rather than coins? Reason I ask is federal level is all about coins (Fed LE, DoD, Intel, etc doesn’t matter).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Badger99 View Post
                          Are patches bigger with local and state LE rather than coins? Reason I ask is federal level is all about coins (Fed LE, DoD, Intel, etc doesn’t matter).
                          A lot of feds don't wear uniforms, so they don't have any patches to trade, so they go to coins. It is a lot easier and a lot cheaper for locals to come up with patches as trading material.

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