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    Josh Thomas

    Simcoe county collectors show

    I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who joined us today for the inaugural Simcoe County Collectors Show. It was huge success! We will be booking a show for July 2018 so stay tuned for the date.
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    Babcock

    Kingston Show

    Kudos to Mark Shipman and all of those involved in the Kingston Insignia and Collectors show. I was pleasantly surprised at the selection and have to say it was certainly worth the 2.5 hour drive from Ottawa. Job Well done! Gerry
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    Josh Thomas

    Kingston Show is nearing fast (Jun 10) - who's attending

    I will be heading to the show
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    Babcock

    Kingston Show is nearing fast (Jun 10) - who's attending

    Hi Mike: I am planning on attending. Gerry
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    JohnnyBravo

    Orangeville Police Costings

    This article shows the only provided answer as to why the local Orangeville Police Board does not want to go with the OPP is fear of loosing some control of policing in their community. .. I always wonder why small town Police Board members fear the loss of control ( or should we say the ability to manipulate/interfere ? ) with the existing town Police Force? The Orangeville front line Officers appear to want a OPP takeover, the town treasurer says as much as $4.5 million will be saved per year starting in Year Four of OPP policing, and I am certain the tax payers will welcome no longer having to overpay so much for policing using their current force. So putting this all together, what sort of control exists over a local town police force that is worth an extra 4.5 million a year to the Orangeville Police Board members? I think the writing is on the wall in that the OPP is successfully policing 323 municipalities, regionalization of police forces from the 1970's onward also dissolved many more small town police forces - did all these hundreds of towns suffer - and continue to suffer - due to policing decisions and control being taken away from the local town politicians ? - or does the policing system not become more efficient, and have more integrity in it - when local politicians are not running the town police force?
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    Jim Wouters

    Cambridge Show - Doug is hosting the show on June 17... who's attending?

    You bet I will be there.
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    Josh Thomas

    Cambridge Show - Doug is hosting the show on June 17... who's attending?

    My dad and i will be there
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    Babcock

    Subdued Patches

    Thanks for the information Mike. Gerry
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    Babcock

    Subdued Patches

    Hi: I noticed that subdued patches are becoming increasingly popular. Some departments, depending on the units, have a wide variety of them in several colour variations such as white, gray, blue, green and gray on black. Does anyone have any tips or advice as to what we should look for when purchasing subdued patches, specifically from Ontario and Québec? Thanks Gerry
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    grn78mgb

    Peel Regional Police Show Saturday April 29 2017 - Who's going?

    See you there Mike with the Essex County Contingent!! Picking up Andrew Brooks (Tall OPP Essex Fellow) and Randall Glenn (Retired Customs guy)
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    Babcock

    Subdued Patches

    Hi: I posed your question to the Administrator of the site Bob Pyefinch and he indicated: We mark any know or fake patches on the site. In the future we plan to add more know fake or repro patches to the site and encourage our members to submit fake and repro patches so we can share this information with other members. I hope that this is helpful. Gerry
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    Got2manypatches2display

    Subdued Patches

    How does CPICA determine that patches that are posted in the gallery are authentic and not reproductions or fakes? Are there any specific criteria which we can also use to determine the authenticity of items in our own collections? Can we compare our own patches against CPICA's images and make any kind of reliable determination as to authenticity on that basis alone, or do we need additional information (such as what is the backing material, etc.)? I have several subdued patches from Montreal, Vancouver and elsewhere which look authentic but how can I really know? Sometimes spotting differences can be attributed to different lots issued over time and they still represent authentic patches. eBay has made it easier to collect hard to get items, but it also has introduced a lot of fakes and reproductions. So determining authenticity is an essential art or skill we need to develop and possess. Would it be possible to flesh this topic out more to the benefit of all of us who are interested in this information?
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    Ken Sabo

    Toronto police launch investigation into badges for sale on eBay

    Exactly!!! When I notice that a police service has issued a new style of flash I usually write a letter requesting a white one and a gold one. In my letter I explicitly state that the patches are for my collection and will NOT be put on eBay or otherwise sold or traded away. That worked well for me a couple of months ago when Chatham-Kent sent me white, gold, plus all three different subdueds :-)
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    Graham Chatfield

    Toronto police launch investigation into badges for sale on eBay

    Thanks for the update Erik
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    ErikLepine

    Toronto police launch investigation into badges for sale on eBay

    I had those badges in my possession. I sold them ton an OPP officer ''for his collection'' and he ended up putting them for sale on Ebay. When I asked him why he did that, he never came back to me. Next thing I know Toronto police is all over looking for them. As advised by CPICA I gave them my side of the story. I have no update other than that. What really gets to me is that I buy and sell badges to be able to grow my collection. When I sell or trade a badge with someone, I don't expect them to post them up on Ebay. In my book that is the number one rule of collecting. The buyer is a police officer too.. If he had kept them in his collection like I thought he agreed to do... if he did, none of this would have happened.
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    Guest

    Traffic Homicide Investigator Patch

    This tab design seems to have begun with the Florida Highway Patrol, at least in Florida Their patch reads the same as yours but the colors are the traditional FHP colors of orange & blue. Many other law enforcement agencies copied this concept. The patch you have most likely belongs to an agency whose regular shoulder patch is in the same colors as your patch. Unfortunately I do not know what agency.
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    Babcock

    Subdued Patches

    tristarpursuits@gmail.com
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    lavlev

    Subdued Patches

    Please send me your email. It will be easier for me to send you some photos. Oups, mine is lavlev@videotron.ca
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    Babcock

    Subdued Patches

    Hi, Thank you for the information and yes I would very much appreciate any assistance and images that you have of the Laval patches. Thanks Gerry
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    lavlev

    Subdued Patches

    If interested, I can help you with Laval and have all images of real patches.
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    lavlev

    Subdued Patches

    Really difficult to say, but Montréal, Laval, Deux-Montagnes a lot of tribals from Québec have a lot of fake subdued patches. Easier to contact a collector from the dept.
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