New London Police Department

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The story of an illustrious institution from 1868 to today. New London, Connecticut, established its first permanent police force in 1868 when a "nightwatch" and police station were approved by city council. In the late 1800s and into the early 1900s, the busy port of New London doubled in population, reaching almost 20,000 by 1910 with just 17 patrolmen keeping order. In January 1924, the council approved the hiring of a woman as a police officer. In the early 1960s, a police union was formed by members of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association to provide better working conditions. By the early 1990s, the department had moved into its current building and updated its computer-aided dispatch, added mobile computers in police cars, digitized its maps, and created a new records management system. The current department chief's office overlooks a bus and train depot, a busy deepwater port, and a city that draws thousands of people every summer.
ISBN: 9781467102636
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 211
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Father and daughter Lawrence Keating and Catherine Keating were born and reared in New London, where they still reside. They have coauthored this title with son and brother Sr. Sgt. Lawrence M. Keating, who has been with the police force for 18 years. They have utilized contributions by police officers, their families, the community, and local archives to celebrate 150 years of the New London Police Department.
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