I know it is for the First Cav. Div. and the IP is for Iraqi Police.
Was this patch worn (autorized) or is it a unofficial or novelty patch?
It is the cut edge variety but doesn't have the backing like most Iraqi made patches.
Nice patch Bob and I agree, appears to be Iraqi made ....
Static line wrote:It was probably worn by an Embedded Training Team to build rapport, and it was probably authorized at least at a local command level. The OIF-2 era was an interesting time for uniform items; between written exceptions to policy and blatant circumvention of AR 670-1 by senior leadership, a lot of things that today are black and white were not quite so back then.
As an example, take a look at this picture from that era.. No one can debate the patch pictured was unauthorized at the time: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_03_2011/post-2582-1301298605.jpg
The patch you have pictured was probably purchased locally at a FOB 'shopette' or bazaar. The material, construction, and backing is definitely consistent with patches available for purchase and wear in Baghdad from 2004-2005.