Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Elvis Presley's Honorary Palm Springs Police Badge and ID Card. One of many law enforcement commissions bestowed upon Elvis, this badge established Presley as an unofficial captain in the Palm Springs, California police department; the accompanying ID card (dated November 30, 1970) cites him as a member of the Palm Springs Police Officer's Association. Elvis owned a home in Palm Springs at the time, which he used as a weekend getaway. Elvis befriended Palm Springs police officer Dick Grob, who pulled some strings and obtained this law enforcement commission for the King. (Grob later became one of Elvis' personal security men after leaving the force.) The badge is in Very Fine condition with some moderate wear to the leather holder, and the ID is in Excellent condition. Accompanied by a signed affidavit from Dick Grob and LOAs from Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, and Patti Parry.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2012
    14th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 4,212

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Aug 14, 2012 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 16 - 17 The David Swartz Vintage Vinyl Collection Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    It was a great day! Thank you for the great work! I appreciate your help and attention on the sale.
    Richard L.,
    Island Park, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search