Need help finding a few police-related items

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HMSwolfe

Sr Member
I’ve got a project at work quickly coming up where I need a rough approximation of a 1950s police officer/highway patrol. I found this picture during some research and liked the look.
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I’ve already got a decent shirt in the form of a What Price Glory Indiana Jones shirt, and I’m not too worried about anything lower than the waist as it won’t be seen. But I’ve been looking for a few hours now and I haven’t been able to find a khaki cap like the one pictured for the life of me, nor a place that sells affordable prop badges.
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Anywhere that does technically sell caps like this sells them in bulk to people who really need them as uniforms.
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And the places I’ve found that do sell 8-pointed caps like this one only sell them in navy and black.

I’ve crawled through Etsy and eBay, I’ve visited military surplus sites and sketchy foreign sites, and I reached out to a friend that owns a bunch of WW2 reenactment gear and who I thought might have a lead, and nothing. I figured, I may as well keep looking, but if I have the RPF as a resource nothing’s stopping me from asking for help here too. Does anyone know of any online sources to find what I’m looking for?
 

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JW Foust

Active Member
See if Bernards would sell you 1 piece of khaki as a sample?

Buy one of the captains caps, dye khaki and install the insert?

Search for repro WWII crusher caps and install an insert.

Badge depends on what you are looking for exactly, and how picky you are.
 

HMSwolfe

Sr Member
See if Bernards would sell you 1 piece of khaki as a sample?

Buy one of the captains caps, dye khaki and install the insert?

Search for repro WWII crusher caps and install an insert.

Badge depends on what you are looking for exactly, and how picky you are.
Thanks! I do think I’ll probably end up getting a “Security Officer” badge from Galls, because it won’t be seen enough more than just being a badge shape, and it’s the cheapest I’ve found so far.
 

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HMSwolfe

Sr Member
I happened upon this today...
Bless you! That’s perfect, thanks so much! I’d pretty much resigned myself to going with a navy uniform over the khaki but this will be great!
 

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