Yes! There is the police "starburst" on the handle strap.
Then again .... that "starbust" is too circular compared to the police version, which is more of a 5-rayed star:
This kyu-gunto sword has an army-style backstrap ... could the starburst allude to a particular regiment?
And, it does look like an older blade; or at least "old style" blade. Definitely combat effective, not just a pretty parade sword.