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08-24-2001, 14:22 #1Tax1 Guest
I am new to the LE community. I just received an offer with the IRS- CID. I thought it would be a nice hobby to start collecting patches. Any ideas or suggestions on who, what, where and how to begin. Thanks.
08-24-2001, 14:33 #2anthony38 Guest
First of all be prepared!! this hobby is one that will grab you by the @$$, and take you places you never thought you would go. he he really, it is a great hobby and welcome to it.
What you should do at first. and this varries, but this is what I did. You should start out collecting as many law enforcement patches of all kinds. That will give you a good base on your collection and start you on a trade list.
now you can start concentrating your collection on what you are trully interested in. like for me, I collect "mostly" University/College and Maine department patches. others collect K-9 patches, sheriff's dept.'s, special unit, federal. well I am sure you get the picture.
You can start your collection by getting a few patches on Ebay or writing to some department requesting a patch. Some departments wont send you one but others will. I suggest you send a SASE along with you request. There are many ways to start collecting. You could also go to a trade show if there is one in your area.
By the way congratulations with your job offer! Welcome to the job! If I can help you out some more send me a PM. take care and GOOD LUCK!!