In August of 2006, the Metropolitan Police Department celebrated its 145th Anniversary and in recognition of that event, Chief of Police Charles Ramsey authorized the creation of a 145th Anniversary badge. The badge was produced by Collinson and came in a Deluxe Presentation Box. This was the first time that a ceremonial badge came in a case and not a plastic bag and was the second time that the department used Collinson Enterprise, [the first being the 9/11 badge] to produce a badge.
All sworn and civilian members of the department were eligible to order the badge and there were no limits on the number of badges a member could order. The cost of the badge was $45.00.
Each District/Unit/Organizational Commander/Director selected one member to act as a Liaison Officer for ordering the badges. The procedure was similar to ordering Inaugural badges. The Liaison Officer would make an alphabetical list of the members ordering badges, to include the number of badges ordered. The Liaison Officer would collect the money from the member, either cash or a money order made out to DC Crime Solvers and provide the member with a PD 96 (receipt). The Liaison Officer would then take the money to the Police Credit Union and obtain one check made payable to DC Crime Solvers. The Liaison Officer would then bring the check and paperwork to the Office of Public Information.
In December of 2005, the Department began taking orders for the badges. The deadline was extended to push additional sales. The badges had a production number stamped on the back but later runs of the badges did not have this number.