Town Selling Police Badges For $1,200

According to a report in the online news website Vocativ, the police department in the small town of Oakley, MI is allowing residents to become “reserve police officers” for $1,200, giving them a badge, bulletproof vest, and gun. What do you think?


“I think I’ll just keep wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a firearm, and skip the badge.”

Stuart Keller • Sunglass Lens Polisher

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“This is completely pointless without access to blank, pre-approved warrants.”

Julie Holt • Freelance Production Assistant

“It’s nice to see regular people getting the chance to abuse police powers for a change.”

Marcus Clemens • Strap Adjuster

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