Download PDF by Donna M. Wells,Commissioner Paul F. Evans: Boston Police Department (Images of America)

By Donna M. Wells,Commissioner Paul F. Evans

The Boston Police division was once officially prepared in 1854, however the division lines its origins to the institution of an evening watch of six males and an officer in 1631. At a city assembly in 1701, watchmen have been advised to be "on responsibility from ten o'clock until huge sunlight. . . . they're to move approximately silently with watch accounts, no longer utilizing any bell, and no watchman to smoke tobacco whereas jogging their rounds; and after they see social gathering, to name to people to keep up their light." at the present time, the tasks of the Boston police officer are supported by means of complicated forensic applied sciences and sleek gear. officials stroll local beats, keep an eye on neighborhood crime, and are prepared at a moment's become aware of to answer acts of terrorism. Boston Police division, the 1st complete photographic historical past of the dept, information a hundred and fifty years of crime battling in Boston. the gathering contains pictures of the 1919 Boston Police Strike; an outline of specialised devices, cars, uniforms, and gear; and an honor roll of officials who've fallen within the line of duty.

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