G-Men Badges is a web based site to promote and educate the collector on the many police badges for historical documentation and posterity.
You will find many publications for sale that document badges and their
transition, as police agencies trangressed their agencies from the mid 1800's to the modern police force of today.
Many badges displayed in this site are unique and exceedingly rare. If you are a serious, dedicated collector, historian or researcher you will find something of interest.
FBI First Issue Badge 1908
The Taxes and Penalties Unit under the Division of
Investigation was created by Herbert Hoover after the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment in 1933. The repeal of prohibition created added issues that the Bureau had to deal with, thus Hoover mustered Agents from the defunct Prohibition Services of Treasury and Justice Departments to address those issues. The badge above was created to represent the badge of office for those appointed by Hoover to the newly created office. The unit was eventually disbanded and the few Investigators were given Agent status in the Bureau. Badge is exceedingly Rare.