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ERIC Number: ED446013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A History of the Houston Police Department.
Johnson, Thomas A.
The story of the Houston (Texas) Police Department is a study of times and changes in the fourth largest city in the United States. This history of the Houston Police Department (HPD) examines the Department's beginnings in 1837. The HPD hired its first black officers in 1873. The Department purchased its first patrol car in 1910. In 1930 the first in-service police school was established and offered courses for detectives and uniformed officers. The HPD established the first police academy class in 1939. The training was five weeks in length and the instruction covered various phases of police work. Highlights of the Department's history include a graphical time line of significant events (1837 -- 1999) and detailed lists of activities by decade. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (Houston)