Marijuana Eradication Team

The other important point to consider is that many patches are essentially private documents, made by law enforcement officers for law enforcement officers. “They’re made as collectibles,” [retired special agent with the IRS’s Criminal Investigation division and author of “The Encyclopedia of Federal Law Enforcement Patches”, Raymond] Sherrard says. They’re for internal morale-boosting and team-building. Officers from different agencies trade them with one another, “like a business card in some ways,” Sherrard says.


See also: The Creepy, Kitschy and Geeky Patches of US Spy Satellite Launches

Craft and creativity

Trippy retro DEA patches

DEA and other federal agencies created their own patches to identify different units, and they had a particularly definitive flair during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s.


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