What is the difference from a 5 point to a 6 point star on a police badge?

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The 6 point star has one more point than the 5 point star.

  • 3 weeks ago

    In the USA it is just a style point.  There are also police badges with seven points, and badges that do not feature a star.  The design of a police badge in the USA usually dates to the establishment of the police agency in question. 

    For example:

    https://www.nles.com/Custom-Badges-by-Smith-and-Wa...

    However, the star (regardless of the number of points) is the traditional symbol of law enforcement in the USA.  There are law enforcement agencies that do not use a star in their badges, but Fire and EMS agencies - who often have badges as part of their uniforms - do not use a star in the design of the badge. 

    This is the badge of the police department for my city (New Orleans), 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Police_D...

     

  • 3 weeks ago

    "Stars" don't have points, do they?

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    the six point doubles as a ninja throwing star, the five point will boomerang if you try throwing it

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Nothing. It’s up to the police department to choose how many points it wants to have. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    One point, obviously.

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