THE BADGE WAS PROBABLY GLUED ON LONG AFTER RETIREMENT. THE BADGE IS BRASS, WE HAVE NOT POLISHED IT WE THOUGHT WE SHOULD LEAVE THE ORIGINAL PATINA ON, IF WE POLISH IT IT WILL SHINE LIKE GOLD. WE ARE ASSUMING THE REASON IT HAS A NAME IS BECAUSE THERE WERE A VERY FEW OFFICERS WHEN THE DEPARTMENT WAS FORMED. MEASURES APPROX 3 INCHES ACROSS. A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT. The department was established in 1903 with the enactment of California’s first probation laws. Dodds was appointed as first Chief Probation Officer of Los Angeles County. The first juvenile detention facility. Now known as Central Juvenile Hall, was established on Eastlake Avenue in the City of Los Angeles in 1912. Also in 1912, the new Los Angeles County Charter. Made the county probation officer a county administrative officer and brought all Department employees under the merit system. The El Retiro School for Girls was established in Sylmar. Holland was named chief probation officer. In 1928, the department opened its first branch office, in Long Beach. In 1931, Kenyon J. Scudder was appointed chief probation officer. The department began its forestry camp program and established the first Community Coordination Council, initiatives which later was models for the California Conservation Corps. In 1935, the department opened its second branch area office, in Pasadena. In 1938, probation services were extended to Los Angeles Municipal Courts. In 1939, Karl Holton. Was appointed chief probation officer; he left in 1943 to assume the position of first director of the newly created California Youth Authority. Zuck was appointed to replace him. The 1940s saw the creation of the Groups Guidance program to work with juvenile gangs. In 1946, a year-long Deputy Probation Officer Trainee program was established. EVERYTHING WE SELL IS 100% GENUINE AND AUTHENTIC. ITEM PICTURED IN THE PHOTOS AND DESCRIBED IN THE LISTING IS THE ITEM YOU WILL RECEIVE. PLEASE DETERMINE CONDITION OF OUR ITEMS FROM OUR DETAILED PHOTOS. All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed dimensions. No 0 feedback buyers. We are not experts, the description of our items is our opinion. WE WILL TRY AND GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The item “ANTIQUE OBSOLETE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CA PROBATION OFFICER POLICE BADGE FULL SIZE” is in sale since Friday, December 09, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Police\Badges\ Obsolete\US”. The seller is “abejanian98″ and is located in Reseda, California. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, UA, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.