2W International
3Decals
3M
5.11 Tactical
Aazel
Abbott
ADC
AeroMax
Aervoe
Ajax Rescue Tools
Akron
Allied HealthCare
Altek
Always Professional Enterprises, Inc
Ambu
American Innoteck, Inc.
Amsino
Anchor Uniform
Ansell
Aquaforce Watch Inc.
Aquaphor
Arkray
Armor Express
Ash City
ASP
Avon
B&F Medical
B2 Helmets
Bates
Baxter
Bayer
Bayside
BEAR-iatrics Inc.
Becton Dickinson
Bell Sports
Bemis Healthcare Products
Benchmade
BERMAN
Best N-Dex
BlackHawk
Blackinton
Blade-Tech
Blauer
B-Lit
Blue Force Gear
Boker
Boker Magnum
Boker Plus
Bolle
BOMImed
Boston Leather
Boundtree Medical
Brady
Braun
Bridgford Foods
Bright Star Lighting Products
Bullard
BW Technologies
CA
Cairns
Cambridge Sensors
CamelBak
Cardiac Science
CareFusion
Carhartt
Case-Mate
Casio Sport Watches
Casio Tactical Watches
Channellock
Clear Gear
Cleer Medical
CMC
Code 3
Compliance Medical
Condor
ConMed Corporation
Conterra
COOK MEDICAL
Cool Blaze
CoolShirt
Cosmas
Covidien
Crew Boss
Crews Inc.
Curaplex
Cyalume
Danner
Derma Science
Devon & Jones
Devon Medical
Dicke
Dickies
Discovery Medical
DMI-Mabis
DMS
Donovan
Doty Belt
DQE
Dukal
DuPont
Duracell
Dynarex
EcoLab
Edge Tactical
Elbeco
Eleven10
Emergency Products & Research
Emerson Knives
EMI
Emphasis Medical
Energizer
Engel
ESCA Tech
ESS
EVAC Systems
Exclusive
Exel Medical
Fare Tec Inc.
Fat Ivan
Federal Signal
Fenix
Fieldtex
Fire Cam
Fire Hooks Unlimited
Firehouse Decals
Firewipes
First Spear
Fisher Space Pen
Flying Cross
FoxFire
Frontier Aquaforce
Fuji Bikes
Game Sportswear
Gerber
Gerber Outerwear
GideonTactical
Gildan
Glas-Master
Globe
Glock
GloWedge
Go Fitz Bands
GoPro
Graham Medical
Graham-Field Health
Groves Inc.
H&H Medical Corportion
Haix
Hanes
Hartwell Medical
Hatch
Healthmark Industries
Heart Sync
HelmeTets
High Speed Gear
Honeywell
Horace Small
Hospira
HotStick USA
Hydrox Labs
Impact
Inertia Designs
Informed Guides
INOVA
InSource
Iron Duck
ITec
Jerzees
Johnson & Johnson
Junk Yard Dog
Junkin
Kemp USA
Kendall
Kershaw
Kimberly Clark
King Systems
Klench Company
Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket
Kwikpoint
La Sportiva
Laerdal
Lakeland
Leatherman
Leonhard Lang
Liberty Artworks
Liberty Uniforms
Life Corp
Life Lite
Life Scan
LION
LION Medic 1
LION StationWear
Little Hotties
Littmann
LOKSAK
Luminox
Maglite
Magnum
Magpul
Mallinckrodt
Marpac
Maxpedition
MDI
Mediaid
Medical Action Industries
Medique
MedSource
MedTraining
Medtronic
Meret
Met Tag
Metrex
Microflex
MIL-SPEC Monkey
Mocean
Moldex
Morrison Medical
Motion Medical Distributing
MSA
Nasco
Neese
Neotech Products
NIGHTSTICK
Nite Ize
NiteRider
Nonin
North American Rescue
NoSweat
NRS
Numask
Oakley
OfficerStore
OGIO
Omnimed Inc.
Open Door, Inc.
O-Two
Outdoor Edge
Owen Mumford
Pacific
Pacific Headwear
Paul Conway
PDI
Pelican
Perfect Fit
PerSys Medical
Petra Roc
Petzl
PGI Fireline Wildland Fire Fighting
Phenix Technology
PIP
Plano
Point Blank
Port Authority
PowerFlare
Precision Medical
Primacare
Princeton Tec
Pro Feet
Pro Warrington
Prodaptive Medical Innovations
Propper
Quantum EMS
R & B Fabrications, Inc.
Radians
Rapid Deployment
Red Kap
Reebok
Reeves EMS
resqueme
Reveal
R-Heroes
Ringers
Rite in the Rain
Rocky
Roehampton
Rothco
Rusch
Sabre
Safariland
Safetec
Safety Effects
SAM Medical Products
Samuel Broome
SanMar
Saunders
Schaefer Ventilation
Sellstrom
Sempermed
Signal Vehicle Products
Simulaids
Smith & Warren Badges
Smith & Wesson
Smiths Medical
SofComfort
SOG
Son Sales, Inc.
SoundOff Signal
Southeastern Shirt
Spiewak
Spyderco
Sqwincher
SSCOR
Statcorp Medical
StatGear
StatPacks
Streamlight Inc.
Strength for Service, Inc.
Strong Leather Co.
SunMed
Surefire
Survival Straps
TacMed
Tact Squad
Tactical Medical Packs
Talon Rescue
TatJacket
Taylor Healthcare
Team Wendy
TechTrade
Teleflex Medical
Tele-Lite
TEMS
TES
Thorogood
Tool Logic
Transcend Foods
Translite
Tri-Mountain
Tronex
True North
Truphatek
TRU-SPEC
Turtleskin
UltraClub
Uncle Mike's
Under Armour
Underwater Kinetics
Union Line/Graybear
Uzi
Ventlab
Vertx
Voodoo Tactical
WANTYNU
Waterjel
Wesol
Whelen
Wiley X
Wolfpack Gear
Workrite
Yaktrax
Yupoong
Zak Tool
Zefon International
Zero Tolerance Knives
Zico
Z-Medica
Zoll

Custom Badge Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn't my badge look exactly right?
Who manufactures these badges?
What is the delivery time for a badge?
What is the return policy?
What are the badge finish options?
What are the lettering options?
What is the warranty on a badge?
What do I do if I receive a badge and it is not made to my specifications?
What kind of mounting hardware comes with the badge?
What if I want to order a badge that is not listed on your site?
Is it possible to make a custom center seal and what is the cost?
Do you offer badges for police dogs?
Are price-breaks available for large quantity orders?
How will my badge be shipped?
 
Q: Why doesn't my badge look exactly right?
A: What you see may not look perfect, but what you get will be. The representation of your designed badge on this web site will be remarkably close to what you will receive. The computer rendition that you preview may have slight variations in size and color for lettering. We have tried our absolute best to give you an accurate view of your new Shield of Valor. It should also be noted that during the preview, a slight spacing difference between numbers or letters may be noticeable on your computer monitor. Be assured that your finished new badge will be manufactured to meet your expectations as well as ours.

Q: Who manufactures these badges?
A: These badges are manufactured by Blackinton®. The Blackinton® name has been synonymous with expert craftsmanship since its early beginnings in 1852. The high standards that Virgil Blackinton established in those early days were strictly enforced throughout the decades and they continue to do so today. Today they also combine that old world craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technology to produce the finest quality badges and insignia for law enforcement professionals. Blackinton® products are made in the USA.

Q: What is the delivery time for a badge?
A: Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Q: What is the return policy?
A: If your badge and/or custom wallet is made exactly as you ordered, then it is NOT returnable. Shields of Valor badges are custom made and cannot be returned.

Q: What are the badge finish options?
A: theEMSStore currently offers 6 finishes on our website. 
Nickel: A hot nickel solution applied by the electroplating process to the polished base metal of a badge. It is silver in color and has a fair degree of hardness. Nickel plate will sometimes lose some of its luster with age. 
Rhodium: Rhodium, an element within the platinum metal group, is a precious metal that is applied by the electroplating process over a bright nickel base. Rhodium can be distinguished by its brilliant white finish and is tarnish resistant. It will not discolor or peel from the surfact of the badge.
Gold: A deposit of 22K+ fine gold electroplate on base material for a rich, bright appearance.
Two-Tone*: A combination of gold and silver colors. Badges with applied panels will normally consist of Hi-Glo material for the gold color and Rho-Glo material for the silver color. Badges of one-piece construction will consist of Hi-Glo panels and rhodium background or Rho-Glo panels and gold plate background.
Rho-Glo* & Hi-Glo*: A base material which has a solid silver or gold color throughout and requires no surface plating. Highly polished to a brilliant luster, a clear coating is then applied to enhance its durability.
VHB KK (KaratClad)*: A heavy gold electroplate (HGE), it is the ultimate in fine gold plate. This process applies a uniformly thick coating of tarnish proof high karat gold, purer and more durable than gold plate.

*Price includes hard enamel lettering and a full color seal.

Q: What are the badge lettering options?
A: SOFT: Lettering is filled with a choice of Black, Blue or Red enamel color, leveled and air cured.
HARD: Lettering is filled with enamel, baked to hard finish, and ground until flush with the surface of the badge. Please note that HARD is an additional $10.

Q: What is the warranty on a badge?
A: Blackinton® strives for 100% customer satisfaction. The appearance and structure of your badges are enhanced by quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Manufacturing defects, if any will be promptly corrected.

Q: What do I do if I receive a badge and it is not made to my specifications?
A: If you receive a Shield of Valor and it is not what you specified then you can contact us by phone: 1-800-852-6088 or email:sales@theEMSStore.com and we will correct your shield or have it re-made.

Q: What kind of mounting hardware comes with the badge?
A: There are 4 different badge back options which can be viewed and selected when you build your badge. The options are Pin & Safety Catch, Wallet Clip, Screw Back and Clutch Back.

Q: What if I want to order a badge that is not listed on your site?
A: Blackinton® offers many different badge styles. If you find one in their catalog that you would like to order (and we do not offer it on our website) please call us at 1-800-852-6088 to place your order. We will be adding more badges to our online program so check back often!

Q: Is it possible to make a custom center seal and what is the cost?
A: 
Custom center seals can be made for your department. There is a one time setup charge for the seal. If you purchase 25 or more badges with the seal the setup charge is waived. For orders of less than 25 badges, there will be a $350 die setup charge. Please contact us if you need assistance with custom seals.

Q: Are there price breaks available for large quantity orders?
A: Yes, price-breaks are available for large quantity orders. Please contact us via phone: 1-800-852-6088 or email us:sales@theEMSStore.com for pricing. 

Q: Do you offer badges for police dogs?
A: 
K9 Tags are available and feature a 2" disc with collar attachment. Please contact us for further information.

Q: How will my badge be shipped?
A: All badges are shipped via First Class Mail unless otherwise specified.

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please call us at 1-800-852-6088 or email us at sales@theEMSStore.com.