I was watching a PBS documentary The Mine Wars(25:30) where the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency is discussed. I noticed this crested logo which looks like it says “CIA Police” and was curious what it means and what organization it may reference.

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    Could it be "International Association Chiefs (of) Police" as listed on the right hand side?
    – Steve Bird
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 16:04
  • @SteveBird Ah, good catch. Want to make an answer?
    – joshperry
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 16:42
  • I added a timestamp and additional caps, also updated the question to include the stacked letters in alphabetical order.
    – joshperry
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 16:53

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The stacked A, C and I logo (over the word police) would appear to be the logo for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. This is listed on the right hand side of the document as the "International Association Chiefs of Police". The organisation was founded in May 1893 and is still in operation with a slightly modified logo.

A History of the evolution of the IACP insignia is here but this was written in 1994 before the recent transition to the latest logo.


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