Although not officially authorized by the Service,
the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Atlanta, Georgia
introduced a large 4" x 10" patch in 1984 to be worn on the back of
"raid" vests and jackets in conjunction with a new cloth badge on the front.
This was inaugurated in order to present a more visible identification
for rangers participating in law enforcement activities. This patch
consisted of the words "U.S. RANGER/FEDERAL OFFICER" embroidered in a
golden yellow on a dark forest green background. As with the
accompanying cloth badge, it was an outgrowth of a vest issued to the
1983 class with these two elements stenciled in yellow on it. This patch
was phased out with the issuance of the 1991 badge patch, although it
still shows up occasionally.
The new raid vest has the badge/patch sewn on the
left front, with NATIONAL PARK/SERVICE silk-screened on the right in
1/2" gold letters. Instead of a patch, the back has reverted back to
having the wearers identification silk-screened on the back, also in
large gold letters, although it now says "NATIONAL/PARK RANGER/POLICE."
The first two lines are 1-3/4" with POLICE being 4-1/8".
LAW ENFORCEMENT PATCH
Issued by FLETC to be worn on the back of raid vests by during
Description: dark green material with bright yellow gold
Size: 4" high x 10" wide