LOL it is a thread that never dies it is brought up from time to time.
SS. A lot of what it is called depends on the area of the country you live in. In northern states "Shield" is a common name, in the south it is simply a "Badge". Just like many northern jurisdictions call a patrol car/police car a cruiser. A rose by any other name.....Quote:
A CCW badge is that... it's a badge. Not to be confused with a shield. Police Officers carry shields. Anything else is a badge... kind of.
My experience with the CC badge issue was not people wearing them on their belt but having an LE type badge case with the badge and permit to show on a traffic stop to get out of a ticket. It looked very official but to me the attitude of the person was more important than someone having a badge/shield/tin.