The badge of the first degree is awarded to the employees who have served in the organs for internal affairs for not less than 15 years, at least for 5 years of which – in the Traffic Police. The badge of the second degree is awarded to the employees who have served in the Police for at least 10 years.
The chest pin badge represents a radiant star, consisting of four beams of rays arranged in a vertical cross interconnected by laurel branches – a symbol of glory and honor.
In the center of the badge there is the emblem of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (MVD) in the form of a circular shield with two crossed sheathed swords.
In the center of the shield on the background of white, blue and red colors of Russian national flag, there is a frontal image of a traffic police patrol car with the special blue lighting on the roof. Inside the shield between its edges and the image of the car, there is a circular inscription: “For Excellence in the Service for GIBDD”.
The first grade pin badge is made of a goldish metal (red brass), the second grade – a silvery metal (German silver). The coating technique is hot enamel.
The reverse side of the badge is embossed. The badge is attached to clothes with a screw pin and a nut.
The Russian Traffic Police (GIBDD) is the division of the Main Directorate for Road Traffic Safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (MVD).
The GIBDD is responsible for the regulation of traffic, investigating traffic accidents, and manning the stop lights.
The GIBDD officers are called “inspectors” in Russia.
The official date of formation of Russian State Traffic Safety Inspectorate is July 3, 1936. But the first Russian police authorities supervising observance of the set of traffic rules in St. Petersburg were created by Russian Emperor Peter I in 1719. And in 1809, Russia was created traffic police .
The main attribute and the symbol of traffic police is the striped traffic baton. The black-and-white coloring of the baton was chosen not accidentally: the human eyesight distinguishes these colors most acute. Besides, all colors are grey in the dark, while the black is black and the white is white.
It is interesting, that in most European countries and the USA the traffic police officers do not use batons. They use hand gestures instead. In poor visibility or night, the guards abroad use lights with special nozzles of different colors, and the striped attribute of the traffic police was inherited only by the servicemen in the post-Soviet states.