U.S. Border Patrol 

Metal Insignia  

USBP Collar Insignia

The U.S. Border Patrol did not have an official uniform until 1925.  Although a unique badge was worn, the other metal insignia worn was that from the U.S. Immigration Service.  In the 1930's unique insignia was developed and worn by the U.S. Border Patrol with the title Immigration Border Patrol.  When the U.S. Border Patrol transferred from the U.S. Immigration Service - Department of Labor to the Department of Justice in 1940, new metal insignia was developed.  This insignia was revised in 1970 with the change of the title from Border Patrol Inspector to Border Patrol Agent.  The insignia has not changed under the Department of Homeland Security.

Some metal insignia was worn concurrently until everyone was equipped with the revised style.

NOTE:   Dates are based on information received when badges/images were obtained.

Immigration Service hat badge

U.S. IMMIGRATION SERVICE

SILVER

HAT BADGE

Worn from 1924 to 1940. When Border Patrol and Immigration Service were under Department of Labor.

Immigration Service hat badge 

U.S. IMMIGRATION SERVICE

GOLD

HAT BADGE

Worn from 1924 to 1940. When Border Patrol and Immigration Service were under Department of Labor.

U.S. IMMIGRATION SERVICE CROW

U.S. IMMIGRATION SERVICE

"CROW"

SHOULDER EPAULET BADGE

Worn from 1924 to 1940. When Border Patrol and Immigration Service were under Department of Labor.

Immigration Service button

U.S. IMMIGRATION SERVICE

BUTTON

Worn from 1924 to 1940. When Border Patrol and Immigration Service were under Department of Labor. USBP version had S.ABRAHAMS & CO hallmark on reverse.

US BORDER PATROL - IMMIGRATION BORDER PATROL

U.S. BORDER PATROL

IMMIGRATION BORDER PATROL

HAT BADGE

Worn from 1930s to 1940s. Hat badge was 2" x 2-1/8" and was numbered on the reverse with a screw on pin.

US BORDER PATROL - IMMIGRATION BORDER PATROL

U.S. BORDER PATROL

IMMIGRATION BORDER PATROL

SILVER

HAT BADGE

Worn from 1930s to 1940s. Hat badge was 2" x 2-1/8" and was numbered on the reverse with a screw on pin.

NEED IMAGE

 

U.S. BORDER PATROL

IMMIGRATION BORDER PATROL

GOLD

HAT BADGE

Worn from 1930s to 1940s. Hat badge was 2" x 2-1/8" and was numbered on the reverse with a screw on pin.

US Border Patrol Collar Pin - Silver/Pewter

U.S. BORDER PATROL

PEWTER

COLLAR INSIGNIA

Worn from 1930s to 1940s. Insignia had post and a screw on pin on reverse.

USBP Collar Insignia

U.S. BORDER PATROL

COLLAR INSIGNIA

Worn from 1940s to 1950s. Insignia had post and a screw on pin on reverse.

 USBP - Immigration Border Patrol Crow

U.S. BORDER PATROL

IMMIGRATION BORDER PATROL

PEWTER

CROW

Worn from 1930s to 1950s. Epaulet badge was 1" x  1" and  with a screw on pin.

USBP Immigration Border Patrol Silver Crow

U.S. BORDER PATROL

IMMIGRATION BORDER PATROL

SILVER

CROW

Worn from 1930s to 1950s. Epaulet badge was 1" x  1" and  with a screw on pin.

USBP - Immigration Border Patrol Gold Crow

U.S. BORDER PATROL

IMMIGRATION BORDER PATROL

GOLD

CROW

Worn from 1930s to 1950s. Epaulet badge was 1" x  1" and  with a screw on pin.

USBP Department of Justice Hat Badge 

U.S. BORDER PATROL

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

HAT BADGE

Worn from 1940s to 1950s. Hat badge was 2" x  2-1/8" and  with a screw on pin.

Last hat badge worn by U.S. Border Patrol.

USBP Dept of Justice Crow

U.S. BORDER PATROL

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

GOLD

CROW

Worn from 1950s to 1960s. Epaulet badge was 1" x  1" and has a clasp pin.

USBP DOJ Crow Version 2 

U.S. BORDER PATROL

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

CROW

Worn from 1950s to 1970s. Epaulet badge was 1" x  1" and has a clasp pin.

US Border Patrol shoulder badge 

U.S. BORDER PATROL

OXIDIZED

EPAULET BADGE

Worn from 1970s to Present. Epaulet badge is 1" x  1" and has a clasp pin.

US Border Patrol shoulder badge 

U.S. BORDER PATROL

SILVER

EPAULET BADGE

Worn from 1970s to Present. Epaulet badge is 1" x  1" and has a clasp pin.

 US Border Patrol Shoulder badge

U.S. BORDER PATROL

GOLD

EPAULET BADGE

Worn from 1970s to Present. Epaulet badge is 1" x  1" and has a clasp pin.

US Border Patrol Shoulder Insignia - black

U.S. BORDER PATROL

SUBDUED

EPAULET BADGE

Worn from 2009 to Present. Epaulet badge is 1" x  1" and has a clasp pin.

USBP Shoulder Insignia - tan

U.S. BORDER PATROL

SUBDUED

EPAULET BADGE

Worn from 2009 to Present. Epaulet badge is 1" x  1" and has a clasp pin.

HONOR GUARD

PIPER

BADGE

Worn by members of the U.S. Border Patrol Honor Guard Piper Unit

Produced by Collinson Enterprises

US Border Patrol Pilot Flight Cap Badge

U.S. BORDER PATROL

PILOT

FLIGHT CAP BADGE

Worn from

1940 to 2005

Straight pin on back.

Balfour Hallmark.

USBP Pilot Wings - Basic

U.S. BORDER PATROL

PILOT WINGS

Basic

Worn from

1940 to 2005

US Border Patrol Pilot Wings

U.S. BORDER PATROL

PILOT WINGS

Senior

Worn from

1940 to 2005

USBP PILOT Wings - Master

U.S. BORDER PATROL

PILOT WINGS

Master

Worn from

1940 to 2005

     

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