2022 National Police Collectors Show Rules

The 2022 show rules are approved by the show hosts, Jim Clark, Richard Stoffle and Brad Redmond

The 2022 show rules are approved by the show hosts, Jim Clark Richard Stoffle and Brad Redmond


The rules and policies of the National Police Collector Shows have evolved over the years and are changed annually to best fit the particular show venue, to meet specific considerations, or avert perceived problems.  Your show hosts for the 2022 National Police Collectors Show believe that the rules and policies that govern these National Shows should be as uniform as possible from year to year.  At previous National Police Collector Shows we met with several respected collectors, as well as past National Show hosts, who all agreed with this idea in principle. As such, you will see many similarities governing the rules and policies of past National Shows. Permission was granted by certain past National Show hosts to use rules and polices printed from their particular shows for this show.


Acceptance of Show Rules

By attending this show as a table holder, table assistant, guest, family member, or walk-through patron you acknowledge the acceptance of the 2022 National Police Collectors Show Rules.  Several table reservations were made before these rules were published; however, those table holders and table assistants are still required to abide by these rules.

Theft and Fraud

We have to police these shows ourselves.  It is every individual’s responsibility at this National Show to watch out for theft and fraud.  The 2022 National Police Collectors Show and show hosts are not responsible for any theft or loss.

Responsibility for Legal Sales and Fraud 

It is also every individual’s responsibility to know who you are selling and/or trading with, especially when it involves transactions with badges.  Items sold or traded are to be used for display or collectible purposes and not for identification or representation. This show will be open to the General public.  We reserve the right to ask for law enforcement identification when entering the show.  This may or may not happen so be prepared to show ID.  We do not guarantee that every person in attendance will be a law enforcement officer. The show hosts reserve the right to revoke access to the show to any person at any time for any reason.

The sale of any badge must be limited to known reputable collectors or law enforcement officers.  Ask for identification if you are not sure.  If they refuse to identify themselves, then refuse to complete the transaction and contact a show host.  The National Show and show hosts are not responsible for what is sold or to whom it is sold.  You are fully responsible for each and every sale, trade, transfer, transaction, or purchase in which you participate.

Prohibited Badges

No current-issue federal badges may be sold or traded at the show, regardless of authenticity.  Commemorative issues, such as millennium or inaugural badges, are permitted if those items were authorized for sale publicly by that particular agency.  Federal badges, particularly those with control numbers, may be displayed if the person displaying them can prove that they have the right to possess those badges if asked by a show host or a federal authority.


Many patches and badges are copyrighted thus making it important to mark reproduction items.  Any reproduction item that is in a display and entered for an award must be clearly marked as such.Failure to mark an item as a reproduction in one of these displays may result in the award being forfeited.  If there is a difference of opinion the show hosts will make the final decision as to the authenticity of an item.

Identification Cards

Department issued identification cards may be displayed but not sold, traded, or transferred under any circumstance.


Firearms may only be displayed and will not be sold or traded.  Any firearm that is displayed will be unloaded and in a locked case from which it shall not be removed for any reason. Any tableholder wishing to display a firearm must declare to the show hosts that they are doing so and provide the firearm for a safety inspection prior to the show opening.

Alcohol and smoking.

Alcohol drinks and smoking will not be allowed in the show area and only in designated areas.

Sales Tax

Tennessee does not require the collection of sales tax at convention shows. This is a non-profit show.


All these show rules and policies are required to be followed by each and every person attending the 2022 National Police Collectors Show, including all table holders, table assistants, guests, family members, and walk-through patrons.  The final decision on any dispute will be made by a show host and must be abided by or considered a violation of these rules. Depending upon the severity of an infraction a show host may issue a warning, demand the removal of an item from the table or hall, eject the violator without refund of table fees or admission costs, or contact the local police authorities for criminal prosecution. Any unethical, immoral, illegal, or unprofessional actions will be dealt with in the same manner.

Hold harmless

Show hosts are not liable for loss, injury, death, or damage to persons or property suffered or sustained by table holders, systems, guests or show attendees.