Many police and fire agencies issue badges to their uniform chaplains for identifying the minister as a member in good standing as well as their allegiance to the police or fire agency they serve. Badge styles will vary from one agency to another. In some municipalities, the chaplain wears a traditional metal badge, in most cases identical to the police officer badge with one exception. Where the title police officer is customarily on the upper panel of the shield, the police officer title reads chaplain or police chaplain. Some agencies will only issue their chaplain's cloth badges. Some police and fire agencies do not include a badge as part of their uniform code. However, some chaplains by choice carry a generic chaplain’s badge with their official departmental ID. Often, the chaplain wears a chaplain badge at the belt level while on duty and usually by permission of the agency they serve. Chaplains International offers their ministers different badges styles with the official organization name on the badge. Each badge is customized with the chaplain’s official ID number on the bottom panel. Many agencies prefer the chaplain to carry an organizational shield as opposed to a public agency shield thus representing the organization (Chaplains International) while on duty. The generic badge can be used though it bears no affiliation to any organization.
In 2006 during the early beginnings of the Chaplains International movement, the Commission of License and Ordination commissioned the Sun Badge Company (Located in Southern California) to design the first official chaplain’s badge (Michael the Archangel Badge) on behalf of CI, which was to be worn by our chaplains and carried along with their chaplain ID cards for identification purposes. The badge meticulous in detail was designed to exact specifications as ordered by the commission members and was made available to Chaplains International chaplains only.
CHOICE OF DESIGN
Choice of design and the use of the image which represents an Archangel is a symbol of strength, a sign of integrity, unconditional service to the Lord, and commitment to the cause as soldiers for Christ.
THE ARCHANGEL BADGE RE-COMMISSIONED FOR USE
In 2012, the Archangel badge was decommissioned and replaced by more traditional-style badges ones customarily used by emergency services and law enforcement agencies. The difficulty has been the lack of uniformity of badge styles used by our chaplains during special events, and in times of disasters where a clear identity is an absolute requirement. Additionally, we have received countless requests by our chaplains for the return to service of the Archangel badge. In 2019, the Commission of License and Ordination voted to re-commission the Archangel badge, passing a resolution sanctioning it as the official badge of Chaplains International.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Eventually, Chaplains International will discontinue the use of traditional-style badges for licensed and ordained chaplains and will be replaced by the officially sanctioned Archangel badge. This will in no way effect the chaplains who have already purchased a traditional style badge in the past, or inhibit their ability to carry their badge on their person along with their official identification.
The cost of the Archangel badge is comparable in price to our traditional style badges which cost roughly $165.00 per badge. Each badge is handmade to order and will contain the chaplain’s official ID number which will be inscribed on the bottom panel (In accordance with CI By-Laws) in order that it may be identified by law enforcement in the event the badge should become lost or stolen. Production time will take approximately eight weeks to from start to finish and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE THE ARCHANGEL BADGE?
Since all badges, displaying the name Chaplains International is issued with the user's personal identification number, only official commissioned chaplains with the organization will be allowed to purchase and carry the Archangel badge. No exceptions
Only Licensed and Ordained Chaplains with Chaplains International, Inc., may purchase the items with the Chaplains International logo
EACH BADGE IS MADE TO ORDER WITH YOUR OWN UNIQUE CHAPLAINS ID NUMBER
PLEASE ALLOW EIGHT WEEKS FOR DELIVERY
MEMBERS SECTION ONLY
Please note that members in good standing with Chaplains International may purchase any BADGE, PATCH OR CAR PLAQUE with the Chaplains International logo. Recognized member must present their assigned identification number when purchasing items containing the CI logo or Name. Non-members may purchase items from generic section only.
Non-Member may purchase the following list of professional badge's
NOTICE PLEASE READ
Customers who are non-members who do not have an official chaplain ID# assigned to them who place a badge order with the organizational name Chaplains International engraved on the badge panels will automatically receive a (similar in style) generic badge in place of the organization's badge.
EACH BADGE IS MADE TO ORDER
PLEASE ALLOW EIGHT WEEKS FOR DELIVERY
Eagle Top EMS Chaplain Badge
We at Chaplains International are proud to introduce our new custom, Eagle Top Chaplain Badge. The silver shield is richly detailed and is made to order with your Chaplains International ID for life long service. S555SILEMS
Archangel Chaplain Badge (MEMBERS ONLY)
The cost of the Archangel badge is comparable in price to our traditional style badge, which cost roughly $165.00 per badge. Each badge is handmade to order and will contain the chaplain’s official ID number which will be inscribed on the bottom panel (In accordance with CI By-Laws) so that it may be identified by law enforcement in the event the badge should become lost or stolen. Production time will take approximately eight weeks to produce from start to finish and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.