China - People's Republic
 
Chinese police officer (Bao An)
The blue-uniformed Bao An is the lower of the two main branches of the Chinese police. Although their duties are very similar to the Gong An (crime prevention, traffic, etc.), they are not armed and usually do fairly tedious work such as patrolling, guarding, and directing traffic. This is a pre-1997 cap since it features gold cap cords; later caps have silver cords and a slightly different badge. Thanks so much to my cyberpal, Xiaoxiao, for this terrific cap!







Detail of the Beijing makerís mark inside the cap.