Insignia, Patches and Badges

Rank Insignia

Note:  This insignia board is superseded but a current board has not yet been uploaded.  

Further back still there were ranks that have since been removed such as Inpector and Chief Inspector. Other deleted ranks include Sergeant Classes (there were First, Second and Third class Sergeants).

A new rank of Senior Constable First Class has been added to the range and adds a small horizontal bar above the two chevrons. 

Patches 
 
Previous NT shoulder patch.  This patch was introduced in 1976.  It is among the first patches for an Australian jurisdiction.   It was retained upon the NT achieving self government with the understanding a new patch would be developed.
 
 
Current NT shoulder patch - note that the uniform material in no longer Khaki.  It moved to a dark blue in 2011-2012.
 
The current shoulder patch was adopted in the Bi-Centennial year of 1988* following a design competition the previous two years and phased in over 18 months.   It has at its centre a kangaroo, symbolising the Australian Outback, surrounded by a laurel wreath featuring the Territory’s floral emblem, Sturt's Desert Rose; and standing beneath St Edward's Crown, the crown used at coronations, symbolising Commonwealth links. Below, a scroll displays the police motto 'To Serve and Protect' and the words ‘Northern Territory Police’ are above.

The shoulder patch design was selected from staff submissions, with Senior Constable Peter Hamon accredited with the design that led to its final form. His submission included the words ‘Serve’ and ‘Protect’, which in turn are accredited to Senior Constable Arthur Eggleston.
 
*Squad photos do not appear with the new patch until 1990 possibly due to the need to use existing uniform stocks.

 
This slideshow below shows a variety of different police badges from different jurisdictions.  You can visit the album by clicking on the slideshow.

 
 
 
 File:Northern Territory Logo.png
 
 
Printed form of the NT Badge. 
 


 

Some images in the slide shows were provided by Mike Neville at OZBADGE, and other organisations, but it is difficult to attribute them in that format so they are acknowledged here generally.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Badges
 
Commonwealth Police Badge
Photo used with permission of www.ozbadge.com
 
 
Commonwealth Police Badge with NT rocker.
Photo used with permission of www.ozbadge.com
 
Until the mid 1964 Northern Territory Police wore the Australian Coat of Arms on their cap badges then it was replaced with the kangaroo insignia.
 
The main feature of the silver plated hat and cap badge is a kangaroo, symbolising the Australian Outback, this is situated beneath the St Edwards Crown, the crown used at coronations, symbolising Commonwealth links.

Either side of the kangaroo is surrounded by a laurel wreath featuring the Territory's floral emblem, the Sturt Desert Rose. At the centre of the badge is a blue scroll depicting the words ‘Northern Territory’, beneath the kangaroo is a larger blue scroll with the word ‘Police’ in capital letters.

 
 
 
The Detectives gold badge was introduced in 2011.  Its clip at the back allows it to be easily worn when detectives need to be identified as police.
 

'Bush Hat' with the current hat badge.
This is the cap/hat badge for Police Auxiliary members. 
Photo used with permission of www.ozbadge.com 


Aboriginal Community Police badge
Photo used with permission of www.ozbadge.com
 


 
The slideshow below shows a small collection of different police badges. 
You can visit the album by clicking on the slideshow.

 
 
Commonweatlh Peace Officer Badge - Image from the Australian War Memorial.
 
 
 
Photo used with permission of www.ozbadge.com
 
 
Task - Tracker, Aide and Cadet Badges to be added to the relevant pages and linked from here.  Include relevant SA badges.
 
 
 
 
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