Dayton Police Department Historical Records 1876-2010 1910-1970


Dayton Police Department Historical Records, 1876-2010, 1910-1970

Dayton Police Department Historical Records 1876-2010 1910-1970

This collection was created through the efforts of several Dayton Police Department officers and the Dayton Police History Foundation, Inc. Included in the collection are the arrest files of many different criminals, most notably notorious criminals of the early twentieth century like John Dillinger and "Bugs" Moran. The bulk of the information includes Bertillon card photographs from the turn of the century, various personnel photos, many negatives, newsclippings saved by the D.P.D. and two "retired" police training DVDs from the middle of the twentieth century. Also included are monthly assignment detail reports from the 1950s to the 1990s.


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