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In the TV show Blue Bloods, the characters of Det. Regan and Det. Baker wear "08" insignia on their dress uniforms denoting the precinct they belong to.

Is there a canon or real-world NYPD explanation for this? Det. Regan belongs to the 54 and Det. Baker is assigned to the Commissioner at 1PP. Seeing as neither belongs to the 8th precinct, I was wondering why they wear that insignia on their uniform.

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After a closer look (and some binge watching), I came to realize the collar brass doesn't say "08", but "DB" for detective bureau, which makes sense.

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