STARS & SHIELDS: 1955 SERIES STAR
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Below is a complete pictorial presentation of the 1955 Series Chicago Police Department Star. All images shown are of actual Department issued stars of every rank that existed in the 1955 series. The 1955 series badge was initially manufactured by Metal-Arts Co. beginning in 1955. The Metal-Arts Hallmark can be found on the reverse side of the badge directly behind the copper star number. The hallmark is known to be extremely small and hard to read. It is not clear when the transition was made to Blackington, however the badge was made by Blackington until its decomissioning in 2002. The Blackington Hallmark can be found on the reverse side of the badge in the upper right point. On the Captain star the Blackington hallmark can sometimes be found in other places. Both hallmarks were raised and not stamped or engraved.

PATROLMAN STAR

PATROLWOMAN STAR

1955 Series Chicago Police Patrolman Star Obverse View Image NOT Available
In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru September 2002

Manufactured by:
Metal-Arts Co. and Blackington

In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru March 2001

Manufactured by:
Blackington


GANG SPECIALIST STAR

YOUTH INVESTIGATOR STAR

1955 Series Chicago Police Gang Specialist Star Obverse View Image NOT Available
In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru September 2002

Manufactured by:
Blackington

In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru September 2002

Manufactured by:
Blackington


INVESTIGATOR STAR

DETECTIVE STAR

Image NOT Available 1955 Series Chicago Police Detective Star Obverse View
In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru September 2002

Manufactured by:
Blackington

In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru September 2002

Manufactured by:
Metal-Arts Co. and Blackington


SERGEANT STAR

LIEUTENANT STAR

Image NOT Available  1955 Series Chicago Police Lieutenant Star Obverse View
In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru September 2002

Manufactured by:
Metal-Arts Co. and Blackington

In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru September 2002

Manufactured by:
Metal-Arts Co. and Blackington


 

CAPTAIN STAR

 
  1955 Series Chicago Police Captain Star Obverse View  
   
  In Service Dates:
July 1955 thru September 2002

Manufactured by:
Metal-Arts Co. and Blackington

 


 

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