This General Superintendent coat shield badge is Die Struck and expertly crafted. The badge is a replica of the 1889 Series Chicago Police Coat Shield manufactured by S.D. Childs & Co. and worn by the General Superintendent. It was first Issued on May 13, 1889 and in service for a period of three months. Due to this short period of service it is extremely rare to find authentic versions. Chicago Cop Shop custom manufactured these so collectors would have an opportunity to include a representation of this badge in their collection. The badge is also available in the following ranks: Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Superintendent. All ranks come in a brushed flat nickel finish and have a standard pin and safety catch on the reverse.
NOTE: The Patrolman version of this badge, which is slightly larger, is not available.