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Search for past police officers, law enforcement officials, jail history, and police department history in our free directory.  Using the following directory, you will locate lists of early police officers along with photographs, biographies, county jail histories, and other documents dating back as far as the 1600's.  Was one of your ancestors a police officer or in law enforcement?  Take a look around to find out.  If you know of other past police officer lists online, or you have one to donate, please let us know.

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MAINE Police History

Greenville Police Department History

Features a year by year timeline of the history of the Greenville Police.  Includes names and dates of past police officers and chiefs.

Knox County Jail History

Lisbon Police History

Brief history listing prior police chiefs with some photos.

Rumford Police Department History

Listed on the personal page of Craig Edgar Bryant, you will find many photos and historical information about the Rumford Police Dept. Also see photos and information about the past Police Chiefs of Rumford and historical photos.

Norway Police Department History

Sanford Police Department History

 

MARYLAND Police History

Annapolis Police Department History

This very well done history of the Annapolis Police Department includes photos and lists of all past police chiefs and police commissioners over the years.

Anne Arundel County Police Department History

The history of the Anne Arundel County Police Department provides names and information about former law enforcement officers who have served Anne Arundel County, MD.

Baltimore County Police Department History

Features a historical timeline of the Baltimore County Police complete with photographs.

Cambridge Police Department History

Brief history of the Cambridge Police Department.  Also see the list of Past Police Chiefs.

Hyattsville Police Department History

Very brief history of the Hyattsville PD.

Maryland Chiefs of Police Association History

Short history with a list of past presidents 1961 to present.

Maryland Fallen Police Officers Memorial

Provides a comprehensive of list fallen officers in Maryland through the years and is building a memorial to their memory.

Maryland Heights Police Department History

Maryland State Police History

This brief history recounts Maryland law enforcement from Colonial times to present day and includes a page of fallen heroes.

Montgomery County Police History

This brief history provides an early photo and details some of the early law enforcement officers of the Montgomery County Police Department.

Princess Anne Police History

Provides some photos and brief history of the Princess Anne Police Department in Maryland.

Prince George's Police Department History

Features a brief but nicely done departmental history of the Prince George Maryland Police Department with a complete list of all past Police Chiefs 1927-2003.

University of Maryland Baltimore Police Department

Brief history of the University Police.

 

MASSACHUSETTS Police History

Acushnet Police Department History
Located at the Acushnet Police Departmental web site, the page features several historical photos of past officers, police chiefs and early vehicles.

Adams Police Department History
1895 to present history of the Adams, Massachusetts Police Department. Includes old photos along with names and history of early law enforcement officials.

Auburn Police Department History
Great history of the Auburn Police Department includes many old photos.

Belmont Police Department History
Detailed history which lists names and photos of early constables of the Belmont, Mass Police.

Berlin Police Department History
History of years 1784 to present, including constables and officers along with some historic photos.

Boston Police Department History

Features a brief history with a timeline of the Boston Police Department.

Chelsea Police Department History

Features a brief history of the Chelsea Police Department.

Danvers Police Department History

The brief history mentions some of the officers and Chiefs of Police who served the Danvers Police Department.

Easthampton Police Department History

Includes history of the department with names of past officers and some photos.

Fall River Police Department History

Nicely done page about the history of the Fall River Police department along with some photos and a comprehensive list of all the constables, marshals and police chiefs between 1680 and present time. Also see Officers Lost in the Line of Duty

Grafton Police Department History

Nice history of the Grafton, MA Police Department includes a list of past Chiefs of Police.

Hingham Police Department History

Nicely written history includes some photos of police chiefs.

Holbrook Police Department History

The history featured at the Holbrook Police Department includes historical photos and a list of past police chiefs.

Holden Police Department History

Features a well done history of the Holden Police Department which includes early photos, information about the first jail in Holden along with names of past officers and police chiefs.  Particularly interesting are the actual police logs from the 1960s and a history timeline.

Holyoke Police Department History

Features a brief history of the Holyoke Police Department.

Littleton Police Department History

Features a one-page departmental history of the Littleton Police which includes photos and names of the earliest police officers.

Lynn Police Department History

Provides some history of the Lynn, Massachusetts Police Department with examples of early badges and patches.

Medford Police Department History

Good information about the history of the Medford Police Department.  Includes early photos of the police force.

Milton Police Department History

This unique history features "chapters" of history.  Each chapter is the time period during which each police chief was in charge.  The history begins with 1890 and includes photos of each police chief.

New Bedford Police Department History

Brief history includes some nice historical photographs of the buildings which have housed the New Bedford Police Department since 1822.

Newburyport Police Department History

A nice collection of early photos and documents related to the history of the Newburyport Police are featured.

New Bedford Police Department History

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Newton Police History

Nicely written history detailing the history of law enforcement in Newton since the small settlement was begun in 1688.

Orleans Police History

Nicely wr

Peabody Police Department History and Archives

A brief history detailing early constables and police officers along with some old photos.

Plymouth Police Department History

Features a brief history of the Plymouth, Massachusetts Police Department.    Names some fo the constables, police officers and police chiefs throughout the history of Plymouth.

Revere Police Department History

Includes the early history of the Revere, Massachusetts Police along with some old photos and information about past police officers.

Salem Police Department History

Includes a brief history of the Salem Police Department with lots of old photos.

Somerville Police Historical Pages

Provides old photos of the Somerville police along with names and information about some early police officers.

Southborough Police Historical Pages

Features a very brief history of the Southborough, MA Police Department.

Springfield Police Department History
Nicely done history which includes old photos and names of past police officers and Chiefs of Police.

Uxbridge Police History
Includes a brief history of the Uxbridge Police Department along with names of Police Chiefs and officers who served there.

Wareham Police Department History
Features some history of the Wareham, MA Police Department.

Webster Police Department History
Provides a collection of historical photographs.

Wellesley Police Department History

Features a nice history with historic photos along with with a roster of past Police Chiefs who served the Wellesley PD.

Wilmington Police Department History

A nice compilation of history along with many old photos and information about past constables and police officers. Also provides a list of Police Chiefs past and present.

 

MICHIGAN Police History

Michigan State Police History

Features the beginnings, organization and history of the Michigan State Police force.

Monroe Police History

Brief history includes city and town marshals 1837 to 1917 and a memorial to fallen officers.

Also Includes Monroe Chiefs of Police which offers old photos of early Chiefs of Police 1917 to 2001.

Negaunee Police Department History

Includes names of the first 1868 Special Police, a list of past chiefs of police 1873 to present along with some early photos and a brief history of the department.

Rochester Police Department History

Features a history of the department with some early photos and information about early police officers and police chiefs.

Southfield Police Department History

Features the departmental history of the Southfield Police from it's inception in 1958 to present time.

U. S. Marshals History for the Eastern District of Michigan

Includes all U.S. marshals from 1815 to present for the Eastern District of Michigan.

U. S. Marshals History for the Western District of Michigan

Includes all U.S. marshals from 1863 to present for the Western District of Michigan.

Wyandotte Police Department History

Includes a list of former Police Chiefs and Marshals 1868 to present with some history and old photos.

Wyoming Police Department History

Features articles and photos detailing the history of the Wyoming Police 1940s to present day.

 

MINNESOTA Police History

Albert Lee Police Dept. History

Features a timeline history of the Albert Lea Police Department, beginning with the appointment of the first police officer in 1878.

Bloomington, MN Police Department History

Nicely done history of the Bloomington Police Department is complete with list and photos of past Police Chiefs of Bloomington PD from 1953 to present day.

Moorhead Police Department History

This brief but well written history of the Moorhead Police Department features a list of the Chiefs of Police and some historical photos.

Owatonna Police Department History

List of past law enforcement officers who have served the Owatonna Police Dept. 1865 to present, including City Marshals and Chief of Police.

Rochester Police Department History

Brief history details the history of the Rochester Police Department from the election of the first City Marshal in 1906.

St. Paul Police History

Nice in-depth history of the St. Paul Police Department recalls the first town marshal, past patrolmen, officers and police chiefs with historical photos and oral histories.  There are pages devoted to fallen officers and past police chiefs.  The society is currently offering a book {A Brief Pictorial History of Policing in Saint Paul Minnesota.} 

 

MISSISSIPPI Police History

Waynesboro Police Department History

Lists the first town marshal and all chiefs of police past to present with photos of early patches.

 

MISSOURI Police History

Arnold Police Department History

Article features the brief history of the Arnold Police Department from it's inception in 1972 to present day and includes some photographs.  Also of interest is their page for Fallen Officers.

Fulton Police Department History

Features a brief history covering the Fulton Police from the 1930s to present time.  Includes early photos of the town marshal and past officers.

Independence Police Department History

Features an 1878 Ordinance forming the first police department in Independence, Missouri.  Includes some old photographs of officers and a memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Kansas City Missouri Police Department History

Site offers over a century of historical information about the Kansas City, MO police covering 1874 to present with photographs of early police officers and police chiefs.  Also see the Memorial to Fallen Officers.

St. Louis Police Officers Deaths 1861-1899

Located at the St. Louis Genealogical Society.  These records come for the St. Louis Board of Commissioners; Record Book of Resignations, Reductions, Promotions and Deaths 1861-1899. Also see St. Louis Police Department History Timeline.

Springfield Police Department History

A historical timeline of the history of the Springfield police 1829 to present day with mentions of past officers and police chiefs.

 

MONTANA Police History

Glasgow Police Department History

Features a brief history of the Glasgow Police Department from the inception of the department and the first city Marshal through the 1980s.

Great Falls Police Department History

Offers a brief history and a photo of the police officers in Great Falls during the year 1898.  Also see the Memorial Page.

Hamilton Police History

A brief history which includes historical photos and names of former marshals and Chiefs of Police who served the Hamilton Police force.

Helena Police History

Features an assortment of historical photographs of the Helena police department through the years.

Missoula Police Department History

Very brief departmental history of the Missoula police.

Montana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Montana State Police History

Features a history timeline for the Montana State Police along with information about some of the officers who have served.

 

NEBRASKA Police History

Lincoln Police Department History

Extensive history includes the history of the Lincoln police department decade by decade along with information about the past police chiefs and fallen officers.

Omaha Police Department History

Features a list of Omaha Police Chiefs from 1887 to present day along with history, photos and information about earlier law enforcement officials such as Police Judge, Captains, City Marshals and other officers.  You will also find information about fallen officers and Richard Nixon.

 

NEVADA Police History

Las Vegas Police Department History

Features a series of videos which detail the history of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE Police History

Alton Police Department History

Brief history of the Alton Police Department.

Canaan Police Department History

A brief history of the department including officers of early times

Concord Police Department History

Features a nicely written history beginning with 1853.  The site includes a page listing all the past Chiefs of Police along with some historical photos of Concord Police Officers.

Dover Police Department History

Presents a nice history which includes all past City Marshals / Chiefs of Police of the Dover Police Department 1856 to present day.

Goffstown Police Department History

Features a history from 1761 when law enforcement was a constabulary through present day.

Hollis PD History

Includes a brief history of the Hollis Police Department along with a list of past Chiefs of Police.

Manchester Police Department History

Moultonborough Police Department History

Listed on the bottom of their home page is a very brief history of the Moltonborough PD.

New Hampshire State Police History

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department History

Interesting history detailing early marshals, officers and other law enforcement officials in Portsmouth, NH.

Rochester Police Department History

A very brief history of the Rochester Police Department.

 

NEW JERSEY Police History

 

Bayonne Police Department History

Features a well-written history of the Bayonne Police Department with a historical photo gallery.  See Past Chiefs of Police of the Bayonne Police Department.

Burlington (City of) Police Department History

East Orange Police Archives - Back in Time

Includes a lot of history and old photographs relating to the East Orange Police Department.

Easthampton Township Police Department History

Evesham Police Dept History

Brief history includes some nice historical photos.

Fair Lawn Police Department History Page

An interesting history of the department detailing all past Police Chiefs.  Includes a large amount of old photographs.

Fairfield Police History

Features a history with photos along with names of Law Enforcement Officers who have served the Fairfield Police Department.

Glen Rock Police History

Details of past police officers and history of the department from 1910 to present.  Includes a complete roster of all past police officers in Glen Rock, New Jersey.

Jersey City Police Force 1895

Includes names of officers with some photos.

Lodi Police Department History

Nicely done history of the police of Lodi along with photos and names of many former police officers.

Lyndhurst Police Department History

Features a brief history along with a list of all police chiefs who have served in the Lyndhurst PD from 1907 to present.

Mount Laurel Police Department History

Nice history timeline from 1930s to present day.

Newark Police Department History

North Bergen Police Department History

Brief history includes a list of police chiefs of the North Bergen Police Department.

Ridgefield Park Police Department History

Presents a brief history of the Ridgefield Park Police Department.

The Trenton Police History Project

History of the Trenton Police Department.

Voorhees Police Department History

Includes historical information about the Voorhees police department from 1899 to present.

 

NEW MEXICO Police History

Clovis - The History of Law Enforcement in Clovis

Features history of the Clovis Police from the 1940s into the 1980s.

Hobbs Police Department Retirees

List of former officers of the Hobbs Police Department.

New Mexico National Guard History

Features a well written history beginning with the Spanish Colonial Militia in 1598 through present day.

New Mexico State Police History

Features the history of the 65 year old organization with some historical photos.

Rio Rancho Police History

A very brief article about the history of the Rio Rancho Police Department which has only been in operation since 1981.

Ruidoso Police Department History

Features historic police photos.

 

NEW YORK Police History

1693 List of Civil Officers of the Province of New Yorke

1700 Militia Officers of the Province of New Yorke

Buffalo Police Then & Now

A delightful collection of photos and historical items related to the history of the Buffalo Police Department.

Eden Police Department History

Provides information about elected constables 1891 to 1935 and historical data about police officers in Eden, New York.

Fulton Police Department History

Some great accounts of early happenings, newspaper clippings of police events, old photos of police officers and some information about past constables and officers.

Greece Police Department History

The department can trace it's roots back to 1822.  This history recalls the first 3 constables appointed and points out historical events through the years.

Greenburgh Police Department History

Great reading about the history of the Greenburgh, NY Police including early police officers, crimes and old photos.

Ithaca City Police Department History

An interesting history of the police department along with photos and names of early police chiefs and officers.

Johnson City Police Department History

Nice detailed history of former constables, police chiefs and other officials in Johnson City with some old photographs.

Kingston Police Department History

Features a short history of the Kingston Police Department and includes some historical patches.

Lake Placid Police department History

Brief history includes names and photos of some early police officers of Lake Placid.  Also provides a historic account of the incident with James Call.  Also see the Memoriam page

Manlius Police Department History

Features a brief history and lists Police Chiefs 1985 to present.

Middletown Police Department "A Brief History"

Details about early constables and police officers in Wallkill / Middletown beginning in 1772.

Mount Pleasant Police History

History of the Mount Pleasant, New York area includes information about some early police officers and historic photos.

Niagara Falls Police History

Features historical photos of some of the officers and vehicles from the Niagara Falls Police Department's past.

NYPD Police Museum

Great chronological list of all Police Commissioners, First Deputy Commissioners and Chiefs of Police from 1803 to present day.  You might also want to see 1845-1901 Leadership of the Police Department of the City of New York.  Since this site is a museum site, you will find a ton of historical information here.

Schenectady Police Department History 1870 to Present  (PDF FILE)

Great history of the Schenectady, NY Police Department includes all chiefs of police 1870 to the present time plus information about officers throughout history.

Yonkers Police Past Commanders

Great list of past commanders 1871 to present, includes photographs and some biographies. You might also want to see the Yonkers Police Department History and the Yonkers Police Museum.

 

NORTH CAROLINA Police History

Clayton Police Department History

Brief history features a list of past police chiefs, early police badges and Clayton's Fallen Heroes.

Durham Police Department History

Features a nice list of past Police Chiefs of Durham Police Department along with historical information about vehicles, badges and patches used by the department.

Granite Falls Police History

Very brief history about early town constables and marshals.

Fayetteville Police Chiefs

Located at NCGenWeb.  Features a complete list of Fayetteville Police Chiefs 1832-2001.

Greensboro Police Department History

Presents a very comprehensive timeline.

High Point Police Department History

Nicely done departmental history of the High Police includes list of police chiefs 1859 to present, women of the High Point PD, badges, and chaplains.

Rockingham County Constables

Lists early constables of Rockingham County 1806-1814.

Sylva Police Department History

Historical accounts about the early police officers and marshals of Sylva, North Carolina.

 

NORTH DAKOTA Police History

Dickinson PD Virtual Museum

Features an in-depth look at the history of the Dickinson Police Department in ND.  Includes historical photographs, newspaper articles, crimes and a list of the past chiefs of police.

Fargo Police Department Early History

Includes a brief history with some interesting historical photos.

North Dakota Highway Patrol History

Features a very comprehensive history timeline.

West Fargo Police History

Brief history includes names of early constables and Police Chiefs of the West Fargo Police Department.

 

OHIO Police History

Alliance Police History

A brief history which includes past past City Marshals & Chiefs of Police who served the Alliance Police Department.

Columbus Police Department History

Police Marshals, Superintendents and Chiefs 1816-2009.

Dayton Police History

An online book offers early history of the Dayton Police Department, roster of officers, information about the Ohio Police Association and the Rose Shafor & Bungaloo Gang.

Geneva Police History

A brief history includes some early constables, officers and chiefs.

Hamilton Police Department History

Features a history with details of some early officers and a list of those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

Hubbard Police Department History

Events and photos in the short history of the Hubbard Police Department which has only been existence since 1978.

Lancaster Police Department History

Learn how Lancaster went from a Frontier Town to a the establishment of a police department.  Includes names and photos of early officers. Also see the list of past Police Chiefs.

Police Chiefs of Lima, Ohio

Located at Genealogy Trails, features a list of past Chiefs of Police from 1887-2011.

Macedonia Police History

A downloadable history in PDF format.  This is a very nice and extensive history which includes photos and images.

Oregon City Police Department History

Oregon City, Ohio Police.

Parma Police History

Brief history of the Parma Police Department with links to fallen officers.

Sylvania Police History

Features a comprehensive history of the Sylvania Police Department.

Westerville, Ohio Police Department History

 

OKLAHOMA Police History

Broken Arrow Police Department History

Brief history includes some of the first town marshals, chiefs and officers.

Enid Past Police Chiefs

Lists all former marshals and police chiefs in Enid, Oklahoma 1893 to present.

Norman Police Department History

OCPD History

Great history timeline includes much information about early chiefs of police, officers and other officials in the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Pryor Police Department Past Chiefs of Police

Past Police Chiefs of Pryor Oklahoma. Also see Retired Officers.

Skiatook Police History

1950s to present day history with officers list and photos.

Tulsa Police Department History

Well done, extensive history includes a list of marshals and chiefs of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department with lots of old photos.

 

OREGON Police History

Oregon State Police

Read a brief history, view old photos of early badges & uniforms and see photos of Past Superintendents of the Oregon State Police.

Oregon City Police History

This brief history begins in 1850 with the appointment of the first city Marshall through present day.

 

PENNSYLVANIA Police History

Berks County Constable's Office History

Interesting read about the office of Constable and it's origins.

Bethlehem Police Department History

Includes some history of the Bethlehem Police from 1917 to present and a memoriam to fallen officers with pictures.

Bristol Township Police History

Brief article includes historical photos of the Bristol Police Department which was formed in 1948.

Camp Hill Borough Police Department History

A little history about the beginning of the Camp Hill Borough Police Department.

Chambersburg Police Department History

Features a historical account of the Chambersburg Police Dept. along with a page detailing retired officers of the force.

Derry Police Department History

A brief history of the Derry Police Department beginning with it's creation in 1966 to present day.

Greensburg, PA Police Department History

Features an extensive historical account of the Greensburg Police Department.

Hampden Township Police History

Brief article about the historical beginnings of the Hampden Twp. Police Dept.

Haverford Township Chiefs of Police

Lititz (Borough of) Police Department

Features a brief historical account of the Police Department of the Borough of Lititz with photos.

Lower Merion Township Police History

Features a history timeline of the Lower Merion Township Police Force 1900 to present.

Mt. Lebanon Police Dept. History

Brief article about the history of the Mt. Lebanon Police Department includes a list of all past Chiefs of Police.

Northern York County Police Department History

Riverside Police Department History

This brief history recounts the formation of the Riverside Police Department in 1953 and names officers who have worked for the force.

Ross Police Department History

Features a historical account of the Ross Police Department.

Swatara Police Department History

Features a brief historical article along with past personnel of the Swatara Police Department.

Treddyfinn Police Department History

Features a brief history of the Treddyfinn Police Dept.

Early Officers of Venango County

Provides lists of early constables, sheriffs, commissioners, justices and other officials of Venango County from 1796 through 1828.

Washington Township Police History

Features the history of the department and lists some of the early officers and chiefs.

Williamsport Bureau of Police History

York PD History

York County Police Heritage Museum

 

RHODE ISLAND Police History

Central Falls Police Department History

Features a brief history of the Central Falls Police Dept in Rhode Island.  Names of some early officers and police chiefs are listed.

Coventry Police History

Offers a brief history rich in photographs with a complete list of all the leaders of the Coventry police force.

Jamestown, RI Police History

Features a brief history of the Jamestown Police Department which includes photos and information about past Police Chiefs, Constables and other law enforcement officers.

Johnston Police Department History

Features the current staff of the Johnston, RI Police Department and a nicely written history with photos and names of past Police Officers, Constables, Commissioners and Chiefs.

North Providence Police History

Features a nice history of the North Providence Police Department along with a timeline detailing past Town Sergeants, Deputy Chiefs and Police Chiefs who served the force.

Rhode Island State Police History

The history of how the Rhode Island State Police organization was formed.

          Also see: Rhode Island State Police Museum

Scituate Police Department

A brief history and list of the Chiefs of Police from 1923 to present.

Smithfield Police Department History

West Warwick Police Department History

Features a history of the West Warwick Police Department with names and photos of past Chief of Police.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA Police History

Beaufort Past Chiefs of Police

Features a list of all past police chiefs and town marshals of Beaufort, SC from 1868 to present along with some photographs.  Also see past photos of the Police Department facilities.

Columbia Police Department History

A nicely done history timeline of the Columbia Police Department along with a list of past Chiefs of Police.

Darlington Police Department History

Well presented history of the department along with a list of all known executives of the Darlington Police Department 1868 to present day.  Includes early Town Marshalls and Chiefs of Police and some great old photos.

Greenville Police Department History

A brief history recounts the history of the Greenville Police from 1845 to present day.  Includes some historical photographs and a memorial page devoted to fallen officers.

Horry County Police Department History

Provides some information concerning the creation of the Horry County PD along with photos and some historical events.  Also see Fallen Heroes.

Lancaster Police Patch and Department History

Features historical information and photos about the Lancaster Police Department and it's many patches.

Lexington Police Department History

Offers a list of all police chiefs in the history of the Lexington Police Department along with an interesting history timeline.

South Carolina Highway Patrol History

Features an in-depth history of the South Carolina Highway Patrol 1930 to present with historical photos.

Travelers Rest Police History

Features a brief history of the Travelers Rest Police Department of South Carolina.

York City / Yorkville Police Department History

A brief history of the Yorkville to York Police Department.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA Police History

Madison Past Police Chiefs and Marshals

Great photos of past chiefs of police in Madison, SD and a list of all past town marshals and police chiefs is included.  Also of interest is Pics From The Past.

Mobridge Police Department History

Excellent page of detailed history includes past police officers, chiefs, marshals and constables with some great historic photos.

South Dakota Highway Patrol History

Spearfish Police Department History

History of the department 1885 - present day.  Gives details about early marshals, past police chiefs and other law enforcement officers.

Watertown Police Department History

Features a history of the Police Department of Watertown, South Dakota beginning in 1880.  Includes many historical photos with information about past Police Chiefs and Town Marshals.

 

 

TENNESSEE Police History

Brentwood Police Department History

Features a well written history of the Brentwood, TN Police Dept.

Chattanooga Police Department History

A well done and in-depth look at the history of the police department includes information about past marshals, police chiefs and other law enforcement officials.

Clarksville Police Department History

Features a brief history of the Clarksville, TN police department with some photos and mentions of past officers.

Collierville Police Department History

Brief history of the early marshals, police officers, and chiefs of the department though the years.  Includes historic photos of past badges, patches and patrol cars.

Kingsport Police Department History

Knoxville Police Department History

Features an extensive history of the Knoxville Police along with history of the Badge, Uniform and more.

Lenoir City Police History

A very brief history with a historical photo of the Lenoir Police Department.

Memphis Police Department History

Recalls the past history of the MPD beginning with the appointment of a town constable in 1827 and through the years to present day. Site includes some nice photos and a memorial to fallen officers.

Nashville Police Through The Years

Nashville Police Photos on Facebook

 

TEXAS Police History

Beaumont Police Department History

Great history page detailing a brief history of the Beaumont Police along with a list of all former chiefs of police.  Also see: Beaumont Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

City of Bellaire, TX Police Department History

The Colony Police Department History

Brief history of the Colony Police Department 1978 to present.

Corpus Christi Police Photos of the Past

Dallas Police Museum

DeSoto Police Department History

Features a history of the DeSoto Police 1949 to present day with a list of past Police Chiefs who have served.

Dickinson Police Department History

Historical account of the police in Dickinson includes names of all police chiefs from 1977 until today.

El Paso Police Department History

This colorful history provides an in-depth look at the history of the El Paso law enforcement beginning in the 1800s down through present day.  Learn about Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, past police chiefs, fallen officers, historic photos and more.

Fort Worth Police Department History

Nicely done history page beginning in 1878 with the inception of Jim Courtwright as the first town marshal.  Also see Officers Who Died in the Line of Duty.

Irving Police Department History

Well done report of the history of the police force in Irving, Texas.  Includes historical information about early marshals, constables, officers and police chiefs.  Also see the Memorial to fallen officers.

Keller Police Department History
This Brief history includes a list of all past police chiefs from 1968 to present.

Mt. Pleasant Police History

This brief history includes photos and names of past City Marshals and Police Chiefs.

Odessa Police Department History

Features a brief history with photos of the first Odessa Jail and a list of past chiefs and officers complete with photos.

Pasadena Police History

Short historical account includes early town marshals and former police chiefs.

San Antonio Police Department History

Great historical account of the history of the San Antonio police Department along with some wonderful old photos. Also see the Police Chiefs photos.

Shelby County Lawmen of the Past

Texas Rangers Historical Account

Brief account of how the Texas Rangers got it's beginning.

Texas Rangers History

Part of the site Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, you will find a great deal of information concerning the history of the great Texas Rangers along with historical photos and memorabilia.  See Texas Rangers Unit Commanders for a historic list of commanders and rangers beginning in 1823.

UNT Police Department History

Features a brief history of the University of North Texas Police Department from it's establishment in 1970 to present time.

University of North Texas  Police Department History

Includes some brief history about the department and lists the Chief of Police from 1969 through present day.

Waco Police History

100 years of policing.  PDF Files contain many photos and historical information about past officers, police chiefs and crime in Waco, Texas.

Weatherford Police Chiefs

List of past police chiefs of the Weatherford Police Department 1919 to present time.

Wichita Falls Police History

Features a nicely done history of the Wichita Falls Police Department along with a list of past police officers.

 

UTAH Police History

Clearfield City Police Department History

Short history of the department includes past marshals and officers.

Midvale Police Department History

Some brief history and information about Midvale and the Midvale Police Department.

Ogden Police Department History

Nice article details the history beginning in 1855 and provides pictures and information about past police officers and chiefs of the Ogden, Utah Police Department.

Smithfield Law Enforcement History

Nicely written history features photos and lists of past marshals and night watchmen who served Smithfield, UT.

Utah Highway Patrol History

Beginning in 1923, this history details the history of the Utah Highway Patrol by decade with names, dates and photos.

 

VERMONT Police History

Brattleboro Police Department History

Brief history provides details about the early years of law enforcement in Brattleboro, VT along with names of past Chiefs.

Essex Police Department History

Features a history timeline from 1895 to present day and names past constables, police officers and police chiefs.

South Burlington Police History

Offers a history of the South Burlington Police Department from 1953 to present with a list of past Chiefs of Police, a list of retired officers, and fallen officers.

Stowe Police Department History

Extremely brief list of milestones in the history of the Stowe, Vermont Police Department. Also see From The Archives which features historical photos of people, places and events in the history of the Stowe Police Department.

Vermont State Police History

Features a brief history of the Vermont State Police.  More information can be obtained from the Vermont State Police Archives.

 

VIRGINIA Police History

Arlington Police History

History detailed by decade from the 1940s to present time.  Includes information about the Arlington County Auxiliary Police Unit.

Chesapeake Police Department History

Names and photographs of all Chiefs of Police 1963 to now.

Danville Police Department - A Brief History

This history contains a information about early police officers and chiefs of the Danville Police Department along with some great photos.

Hampton Police History

This brief history recounts names of past officers and Police Chiefs who served the Hampton Police Department.

Harrisonburg Police History

Features an extensive history with pages devoted to HPD past police chiefs, squads and buildings.

Herndon Police Department History

Brief history of the Herndon PD includes some names of early police officers and police chiefs.

Martinsburg Police History

1800s City Code for Martinsburg, Virginia.

Richmond Police Department History

Detailed history of the Richmond Police Department 1807 to present day with historical photos and names of past law enforcement officers who served.

Roanoke Police Department History

Includes a slide show presentation detailing the past of the Roanoke Police.

Staunton Police Department Highlights

History timeline of the Staunton, VA Police Department.

Suffolk Police Department History

Historical facts about the formation of the department with a listing of previous town sergeants and chiefs of police from 1869 to present.

Tazewell Police Dept. History

Historical photos and names of past law enforcement officers of the Tazewell Police Department.

 

WASHINGTON Police History

Airway Heights Police History

Brief history recounts some of the early marshals and chiefs and has displays of early police badges and patches.

Auburn Police History

Very brief history.

Tacoma Police Department History

A brief history of the Tacoma Police Department 1885 to present time.

University of Washington Police History

History of the department beginning in 1902 and the first officer through present day.

Vancouver Police History 1825-1900

Vancouver Police History 1900-1997

Vancouver Police History 1997-Present

Details of the history of the Vancouver Police Department 1825 to present time.  Includes information about Fort Vancouver, the first jail, past marshals, past officers and other law enforcement officials.

Washington State Patrol History

Nicely done history by decade with some stories of early policing in Washington.

Washington State Patrol Memorial Page

Washington State Troopers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

 

WEST VIRGINIA Police History

West Virginia State Police Hall of Honor

Photos and details of all WV state police officers killed in the line of duty.

West Virginia State Police History

An impressive written history of the WV State Police including some photos.

West Virginia Law Enforcement Memorial

A monument located n Charleston, West Virginia, the tablet lists all fallen officers of WV, the earliest in 1868.

 

WISCONSIN Police History

Appleton Police History

Brief history timeline of the Appleton Police Department 1853 to present time.

Beloit Police Department History

Includes past sheriffs, marshals and police chiefs of Beloit, Wisconsin between 1857 and present day.

Green Bay Police Department History

A great history page devoted to the history of the Green Bay Police Department includes a list of past chiefs of police 1857 to present time with photos.

Kenosha Past Police Chiefs

Featuring a complete list of past police chiefs in the Kenosha Police Department.  The site also includes a nicely done history along with a wide assortment of historic photos.

Monona Police Department History

History of the police department includes information about past officers, crimes and some historic photos.

 

WYOMING Police History

Green River Police Department History

Features a brief history of the Green River Police Department along with a list of past Chiefs of Police with photos.

Sheridan County Past Sheriffs

 

 

 

Go to Alabama-Louisiana Police History

 

UNITED STATES Police History

Officer Down Memorial Page

Remembering all of law enforcement's heroes.  Be sure to see Today in History, where you will find a list of daily remembrances of fallen officers and law enforcement officials.

US Park Police History

Online book recounts the history of the policing of our National parks from 1791 to present day.

 


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National Latino Peace Officers Association

Officer Down Memorial Page Inc.

Past Sheriffs of the United States

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