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Police Colours of Hamburg (Germany)

Hamburger Polizeistandarten

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hmaburg Police Colour] 1:1, image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2012
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Current Police Colours

Hamburg: According to an email from the Hamburg police there is a Police Colour Polizeistandarte in the office of the president of Hamburg's police. One side (reverse) shows the pattern of the Hamburg state (Senate) flag, namely the greater Hamburg arms on a white, red-bordered field; the other side (obverse) shows the Hamburg police star in a white square on a green background.
Marcus Schmöger, 22 Oct 2001

It is a square flag with silver fringes on three sides.
The obverse is blueish green. In the centre is a white square. The length of its sides is 55% of total sheet. In the white square is a silver police star superimposed by a fimbriated roundel showing a silver/white masoned Hamburg castle on a golden background.
The reverse is red. In the white square in the centre are the Greater Arms of Hamburg.
On top of the pole is a silver ball topped by a silver,masoned Hamburg castle.
Source: image located by Mr. Bernd Heide, director of Hamburg Police Museum on 24 February 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

State Police Colours until 1935

[State Police of Hamburg until 1935] 1:1, image by Jaume Ollé, 15 Sep 1998

Description of flag:
The ratio is 1:1, The flag is green with white wedges. In the centre on a white disc are the Greater Arms of Hamburg surrounded by a silver wreath of laurel. In the four corners are white swastikas on green discs also surrounded by a silver wreath of laurel each. At the top of the pole is a (police-)star superimposed by a swastika.
The flag was given to the museum, after the state police (Landespolizei) had been dissolved and incorporated (more correct due to German terms gleichgeschaltet) into the Reichswehr, which already had been renamed and transformed into the army (Wehrmacht) on 16 Mar 1935. We have thus to conclude that the dissolution took place already before the date given above.
Please note, that in Davis 2000, plate G, flag no.2 an image can be seen and the units are denoted as order police of Hamburg. The flag depicted by Davis has silver fringes at three sides and silver-green ribbons with tassels.
Source: Filing Card 1935_149 of Hamburgmuseum, dated 12 Dec 1935
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2012

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