Jump to content

Police cap branch colors

Recommended Posts


Here is an overlay photo to demonstrate the different branch colors found on police caps.

Not represented are the red of the traffic police and the black of the TENO police, and example of which I have never seen and is presumed to exist.

In order from top to bottom:


Carmine pink-----Feuerschutzpolizei


Dark Green------Prussian Landespolizei circa 1936

Orange----------Civil Gendarmerie

Carmine Pink-----Feuerwehr

Dark Green-------Luftschutzpolizei


Carmine Red-----Schutzpolizei d. Gemeinden

It is also easy to see the different thicknesses of piping used by different manufacturers from very thick to rather thin and insignificant.


Bill Unland

Edited by W.Unland
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

Bill, What a fantastic Photo-Illustration! It doesn't get much better that that 'stack.'

It really shows us what we'd like to learn and know!

You are a Photoshop whiz, and an inspiration for all of us PS 'beginners!' ... Dave/dblmed

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 7 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
  • Create New...