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How to Care for Your Badge Wallet or Case

Perfect Fit Shield Wallets' commitment to quality and attention to detail makes their badge wallets and badge cases some of the highest quality, longest-lasting leather products around. Proudly made in the USA, Perfect Fit's badge wallets and badge cases are hand tooled from start to finish by dedicated staff, ensuring a build that will last for years. We know that when you receive your badge wallet you'll be happy with it and will want to ensure it stays in great shape.

Explained: Soft vs. Hard

When building your Smith & Warren badge on badgeandwallet.com, you’ll notice the option for soft or hard enamel. While the names might give you preconceived notions as to what these materials are, we wanted to clear the air and tell you a little about them. Afterward, you’ll be able to choose which type provides the look and feel you like.

The Badge-Making Process: Step By Step

Smith & Warren has been proudly manufacturing badges in the United States since 1925. Every badge is manufactured in a technologically advanced secure facility located in White Plains, New York. Badges generally take about four weeks to produce. We often get asked why this is, so we're sharing with you a step-by-step process of how each badge is made. All Smith & Warren badges are hand-crafted, of the highest-quality and come with a lifetime warranty, which makes the wait well worth it.

What A Full-Warranty Means On Smith & Warren Badges

A badge is an extension of who you are and the job you do.

Smith & Warren understands that badges have to be as tough as the people wearing them. That is why a full warranty covering the lifetime of your badge is so important to us.

What is a “full warranty?”
Back in the mid-1970s, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was made into federal law. The measure protects consumers by doing away with deceptive warranty practices and forcing businesses to spell out exactly what their warranties entail.

A Short History of Badges

A badge is a distinctive emblem which marks an individual's office, membership or achievement. Today, we know badges mostly as the shields worn by police, firefighters and the military, but badges have been around since the Middle Ages. During that time, badges were popular as jewelry in Europe and were made of cloth or metal and worn on clothing.

The Value of the Badge: Why It Means So Much To Public Safety Professionals

Police officers, firefighters, security guards and emergency medical service providers deserve the highest-quality badges and insignia, and that’s exactly what Smith and Warren provides.

To the outsider, a badge may not seem like much – on the surface, it’s a piece of metal that’s affixed to a person’s uniform. But for public safety professionals, the badge is a great source of pride. It’s the most meaningful piece of the uniform, and it’s an inspiration for those men and women who go out and work hard to protect and serve their communities every day.

Dogs In Emergency Services

Dogs have been used in emergency services since the Middle Ages when law enforcement officers hunted down outlaws with bloodhounds, paid for by the villages they protected. Today, dogs have many jobs within the field of emergency services, including search & rescue, emergency management, patient care and criminal apprehension. Here are some of the most common breeds known within the field: