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Ordnungs Polizei - OrPo police side hat

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Ordnungs Polizei - OrPo or known as Grüne Polizei, police side hat with green piping and officers insignia. Insignia is hand applied, but we can't say if it's a war time done. MFactory marking by Gottlieb in Triesch, size 59 1/2. Very good worn condition without damage

History

The ranks and insignia of the Ordnungspolizei were developed in 1936 after the nationalization of Germany's regular police forces.

 

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Ordnungspolizei rank titles

Ordnungspolizei (Orpo) ranks were based on local police titles and were considered a separate system from the ranks of the SS. It was also possible for Orpo members to hold dual status in both the Orpo and the SS, meaning that two ranks could be held simultaneously. In the case of Orpo generals, equivalent SS rank was always held in which case the Orpo general would be addressed by their SS rank first, followed by their police titles (for example: SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei). In 1944, all Orpo generals also gained equivalent Waffen-SS rank so that, in the event of capture by the Allies, the Orpo general would hold status as a military officer instead of a police official.

Orpo personnel who were also members of the Allgemeine-SS were authorized to wear an embroidered SS Sigrunen patch on the breast pocket.

Ordnungspolizei rank insignia

In addition to collar and shoulder insignia, Ordnungspolizei also wore the wreathed police eagle on the upper left sleeve. The collar patch and shoulderboards were backed, and the sleeve eagle (below the rank of Leutnant) embroidered, in truppenfarbe, a color-code which indicated the branch of police: green for Schutzpolizei (protection police) and police general officers, wine-red for Gemeindepolizei (municipal protection police), orange for rural Gendarmerie, carmine-red for fire brigades, gold for maritime police, light grey for administrative police.[1]

Orpo general rank SS equivalent Shoulder insignia Collar insignia
 
1936–42
Collar insignia
 
1942–45
Chef der Deutschen Polizei Reichsführer-SS HH-SS-Reichsfuhrer-Shoulder Strap.jpg Reichsf.-SS Kragenspiegel.gif Reichsf.-SS Kragenspiegel.gif
Generaloberst der Polizei Oberstgruppenführer Generaloberst der Polizei shoulderboard.gif   GenObst d. Polizei Kragenspiegel 1942-45.gif
General der Polizei Obergruppenführer General der Polizei shoulderboard.gif   Gen d. Polizei Kragenspiegel 1942-45.gif
Generalleutnant der Polizei Gruppenführer Generalleutnant der Polizei Shoulderboard.gif   GenLeut d. Polizei Kragenspiegel 1942-45.gif
Generalmajor der Polizei Brigadeführer Generalmajor der Polizei shoulderboard.gif   GenMaj d. Polizei Kragenspiegel1942-45.gif

Note: Since most police generals, increasingly as time went on, were also SS generals, they typically wore an SS uniform except at police-specific functions.

Orpo officer rank SS equivalent Shoulder insignia Collar insignia
Oberst der Polizei Standartenführer Oberst der Polizei shoulderboard.gif  
Oberstleutnant der Polizei Obersturmbannführer Oberstleutnant der Polizei shoulderboard.gif  
Major der Polizei Sturmbannführer Major der Polizei shoulderboard.gif  
Hauptmann der Polizei Hauptsturmführer    
Oberleutnant der Polizei Obersturmführer    
Leutnant der Polizei Untersturmführer    
Orpo enlisted rank Translation SS equivalent Shoulder insignia Collar insignia
Meister Master Sturmscharführer    
Hauptwachtmeister Chief watch master Hauptscharführer Hauptwachtmeister shoulderboard.gif  
Revier-oberwachtmeister
 
(Schupo)
 
Bezirks-oberwachtmeister
 
(Gendarmerie)
 
Zugwachtmeister
 
(Kasernierte Polizei)
Precinct senior watch master
 
 
District senior watch master
 
 
Platoon watch master
Oberscharführer    
Oberwachtmeister Senior watch master Scharführer    
Wachtmeister Watch master Unterscharführer    
Rottmeister Team master Rottenführer    
Unterwachtmeister Junior watch master Sturmmann    
Anwärter Candidate Mann    
 
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Ordnungs Polizei - OrPo or known as Grüne Polizei, police side hat with green piping and officers insignia. Insignia is hand applied, but we can't say if it's a war time done. MFactory marking by Gottlieb in Triesch, size 59 1/2. Very good worn condition without damage

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