It is extremely hard to categorize all the helmet types worn by the Ordnungspolizei and link them to certain branches within this organization.

The Ordnungspolizei encompassed the Police combat units as well as all regular Polizei units like Traffic police and criminal police. On top of that a lot of so-called civil service units were also absorbed by the Ordnungspolizei like the Feuerwehr and Luftschutzpolizei. 

More on the Ordnungspolizei here. The Combat Police helmets page is here.

Landespolizeigruppe – M18 (commercial) droopbill

  • A very scarce Droop Bill helmet with tilted decals issued to the LANDESPOLIZEI GRUPPE General Göring.
  • The insignia/decals on this helmet were introduced on July 1934 until 28 July 1936 only for police formations.

Photos courtesy of Sysyphus

M18 (commercial) droopbill

  • Like the one above but with the later decal set.
  • Also not the different three pad style leather

Photos courtesy of Donald L

Eisenhüttenwerke Thale (ET) size 66 – M35

  • Lot number 4079
  • Ex Luftschutz helmet (shadow of the LS eagle is visible in the front , not captured on photo)
  • Has a red LS stamp on the leather
  • M31 hybrid liner , same leather as seen on combat helmets but sewn onto a cardboard civc style liner.
  • Named to Albrecht on both liner and shell.

Emaillierwerke A.G.Fulda (EF) size 64 M35 beaded shell

  • Note the green overpaint before the decals were placed
  • Carries the unbordered M&B eagle decal also found on reissued combat helmets.

Photos courtesy of Langemarck

Emaillierwerke A.G.Fulda (EF) size 62 M40 beaded shell

  • Lot number 31366
  • Has some very nice features starting with the overpaint in grey. The Eagle has been applied over another eagle.
  • Nice cloth civic liner

Photos courtesy of helmet2id

Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke (NS) size 64 – M35 beaded shell

  • A rare variant with Austrian Polizei decals.

Photos courtesy of RonR

M34 Factory Police helmet – Telefunken

  • Original factory helmets are scarce.

Photos courtesy of helmet2id