Wasserschutz Polizei Sleeve Badge

A rare Wasserschutz Polizei Sleeve badge (Waterway Police – Coast Guard) Bevo weave construction in golden-yellow on a dark blue/black background in very good condition.

Product ID: 3236


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Wasserschutz Polizei

On 17.6.1936, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), effectively giving him full control of all police agencies within Germany.

As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force, new regulations were instituted on to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. The Police were divided into eight assorted branches of service, including the Wasserschutzpolizei, (Water Protection Police). The Wasserschutzpolizei, (Water Protection Police), along with the Feuerschutzpolizei, (Fire Protection Police), were distinguished from other police personnel with navy blue uniforms and headgear as opposed to the police green uniforms of the other police agencies.