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Raymond Sherrard

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Special Agent Raymond Sherrard (ret.), of the United States Treasury Department, is the author of Encyclopedia of Federal Law Enforcement Patches and Federal Law Enforcement Patches: An Illustrated Reference Manual.  He co-authored The Centurions Shield: Badges of the LAPD with retired LAPD Command Keith Bushey; and, co-authored Badges of the United States Marshals, with retired Deputy United States Marshal George Stumpf.

According to the book description of Encyclopedia of Federal Law Enforcement Patches, "This comprehensive volume is the last word in United States Federal Government Agency cloth insignia: over 4,000 Federal law enforcement patches are shown and described--every picture in color! IRS--FBI--CIA--EPA--INS--DEA--FAA--BATF--plus Defense, Energy, Agriculture, Customs, Commerce, Coast Guard--Secret Service--and scores more patches from every Federal agency! PLUS--How Patches are Made, How To Collect Federal Insignia including Legal Issues, Patch Prices, Seal Heraldry, Insignia Suppliers, Related Reading--and much, much more! The BIBLE for current and retired agents, collectors, researchers, museum-exhibit curators and anyone interested in the heraldry of the U.S. Federal government."

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The Department of the Treasury is organized into two major components the Departmental offices and the operating bureaus. The Departmental Offices are primarily responsible for the formulation of policy and management of the Department as a whole, while the operating bureaus carry out the specific operations assigned to the Department. Our bureaus make up 98% of the Treasury work force. The basic functions of the Department of the Treasury include: Managing Federal finances; Collecting taxes, duties and monies paid to and due to the U.S. and paying all bills of the U.S.; Producing postage stamps, currency and coinage; Managing Government accounts and the public debt; Supervising national banks and thrift institutions; Advising on domestic and international financial, monetary, economic, trade and tax policy; Enforcing Federal finance and tax laws; Investigating and prosecuting tax evaders, counterfeiters, and forgers.

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