Alexandria Police Dept (Virginia).


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Alexandria Police Department – an Images of America series. By: The Alexandria Police Association. After constables and night watchmen had protected Alexandria, Virginia, for nearly 100 years, the Alexandria Police Department was officially organized on July 15, 1870. This is a first published history of the Alexandria Police Department and follows its growth from the days of foot patrols, when drunks and thieves menaced the seaport town, up to and including the 20th century law enforcement agency it is today. The officers, themselves, are highlighted as they caught criminals, investigated traffic accidents, reached out to children in the community and in some cases, sacrificed their own lives while protecting the people of Alexandria. Photographs from the Alexandria Police Department and private collections reveal Alexandria from the eyes of its dedicated police officers, crime scenes former police stations and early firearms, training and emergency equipment onto their vehicles. Softbound. B&W Photos. Pgs. 127. Book measures approximately 6 ½” X 9 ½”.