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DC Police Department Scrapbooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 069
The four scrapbooks that make up this collection contain clippings, programs, and photographs documenting the successes and failures of the Metropolitan Police Department. Also included in these scrapbooks are clippings related to the King and Queen of England.

Dates

  • 1939-1948

Language of Materials

English

Extent

3 linear feet; 2 boxes

Biographical / Historical

In 1790, the Federal City was established out of land ceded from Maryland and Virginia. For the next 10 years, the Federal City was policed by law enforcements officers from those two states. In 1802, the city was given the power to enforce its own laws, although this was to be accomplished with only 15 officers. In 1861, the Metropolitan Police Department was established and continues to this day. The first arrest under the Metropolitan Police Department was for a charge of intoxication (Source: Metropolitan Police Department Website: Brief History of the MPDC)

Custodial History

It is unknown as to whether these scrapbooks were maintained by the DC Police Department or by the staff of the DC Public Library.
Title
DC Police Department
Subtitle
An inventory of DC Police Department Scrapbooks at DC Public Library
Author
Finding aid prepared by Ryan P. Semmes.
Date
2006-08
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the DC Public Library Special Collections Repository

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