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WWII German Police 25 Years of Service Award Medal -
The police department during Hitler's Germany was technically a civilian organization but served more as a paramilitary group. It provided the normal duties of a police force but also kept files on groups and individuals who disagreed with the Third reich and investigated descent in the population.

The medal covered here was issued to police officers in recognition for providing 25 years of service in the force. The medal was awarded in a case and came with a document.

The design of the medal consisted of a cross pattern, similar to the Iron Cross award, with a police eagle in the center. The body of the medal is of gold color. The emblem in the center consists of an oval shape wreath with an eagle in the middle. The wings of the eagle are fully extended and its head faces to the left. The eagle is clutching a swastika which in turn is surrounded by a round wreath. A suspension ring is attached to the top arm of the cross.

The ribbon is a dark blue color. Note that the shape of the medal is embroidered in gold thread towards the bottom of the blue ribbon.

This is a view of the back of the German Police medal. The words "Fur Treue Dienste In Der Polizei" are inscribed in an oval shape section. A closer view of the German police medal is shown here.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German medals and awards. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German medal?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the medals and awards is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German medals in the collector's market is illustrated.

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The German police was fractured and divided into many organizations due to the fact that Germany was originally a group of different states.

In 1936 Hitler appointed Heinrich Himmler to Chief of Police and Interior Ministry (Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des innem). This was a new position whose goal was to unify all the different police departments into a more centralized organization. Some of the new police forces he created included the SS Special Forces troops, fire protection police, land customs service, water customs service and the regular police. This list does not represent a complete compilation of all the police forces.

One of the first orders of buisness taken was to redesign the uniforms and organize the rank system.

Because of the extensive nature of the various organizations which composed the police force there was an dizzying array of items that were produced for the force. Patches, metal insignia, cloth insignia, medals, badges, shoulder boards are just a small example of the items that they used. These items have now become collectibles and are sought after with different degrees of desire. Some of the items are rare and valuable while others are not so.

The box is of green color. The lid has an inscription written in gold characters. The design consists of a number 25 with a laurel to each side. The lid is hinged on one end. The inside of the lid has a satin silver type material with some padding. The material covers the hinges so they cannot be seen when the box is open.

The main body of the box is fitted with cardboard inserts that match the shape of the award. This allows the medal to rest securely when stowed away.

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This award is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this badge. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the badge.

If you have an interest is seeing other badges and awards of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Badges and Awards identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine) and Air Force (Luftwaffe) items.


The value for WWII German Combat badges and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Value $100.00 $125.00 $140.00 $150.00 $160.00 $170.00 $190.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B B B

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