Misc Pics page 3
Officer Joe Bradey
P/O Joe Bradey
Brass Recall Light w/amber lens
Lenses started out GREEN, they also used BLUE, and RED along the way, but the main change came when they went from GREEN to AMBER
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This hat was used from 1908 to 1944
This is also a round hat, but they took the wire out making it a Crushed hat. The crushed look was something done in the late 1930s early 40s and was seen most often by our motormen. It seems around the time Douglas MaCarthur started wearing his Crushed hat, motormen across the country started doing the same. This trend also took place in the civilian world, where bikers would also wear Harley crushed hats.
Courtesy Jay Whiley
Eight point hat were first used in 1944 and has been used ever since.
Courtesy John Heiderman
This was a Policewoman's hat. Our female officers used to go by the distinction of Policewoman, while the male officers were Policemen. This all changed 12 June 1973 - The Civil Service Commission authorized the single classification of "Police Officer" to replace the dual designation "Policeman/Patrolman" and "Policewoman/Patrolwoman". This reclassification was a continuation of the department's efforts in the area of equal employment opportunity. (Female "Police Officers" now had the same prerogatives and responsibilities as their male counterparts. Now only one competitive test for promotions is necessary. Thus, a single career ladder was established for all sworn members.) - 8 June 1973 - Gladys Aye became the first woman officer to enter the academy after the designation Policewoman was dropped. This also gave female officers the opportunity to be promoted above the rank of Lieutenant.
An old oak desk once used by the Northeast District in a substation off Belair Road.
This Photograph came with the desk. The desk can be seen above and below this photo, it was used in one of our Northeast District substations on Belair Road. When the substation was closed, around 1958 they gave the desk and chair to the officer that worked it the longest. We purchased it years later from a family member. They gave us the desk, the chair, the photo of his uncle, and his uncle's espantoon (circa 1920s) all for around $250.00
Here we see the inside of the desk has all of it's drawers, compartments hinges etc., still tight and in place. There was an issue with one of the stabilizers on the right side, it had worked itself loose, and Ken didn't want to add a larger screw, so he took, a wooden match stick, and some wood clue, glued everything up, tapped the stick into the hole and let it dry, once dry he taped off the area and sanded it flush, after removing the tape, he used the same screw that came with it, and it worked like a charm. The desk does work itself a little lose once in awhile but is easy enough to just squeeze it back together. The chair is as sturdy as the day it was bought. It has a manufacture's mark on the bottom dating it in the 1920. Speaking of the 1920s the espantoon that came with it is also from the 1920s. From the picture the hats are round, an indication that the picture was taken between 1908 and 1944.
This was one of our best Commissioners
P/O Jack Baker
A sketch of on of our patrol cars
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