Manhattan Beach Police Department


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Manhattan Beach Police Department – Images of America Series. By: Jan Dennis. The small community of Manhattan Beach is located in the county of Los Angeles, California and situated on the shores of the Santa Monica Bay. Back in the 1880’s there was little need for law enforcement in this unspoiled terrain along with an ocean coastline. By 192, the sparsely populated area had been incorporated and appointed the first peace officer, Fred W. Petway, who was one of the three marshals to serve the new town. This publication tracks a century of social change and dramatic episodes that challenged a long line of dedicated men and women in law enforcement. “You will enjoy reading this book on the history of the Manhattan Beach Police Department as much as I enjoyed working with Jan as she wrote it!” I am fortunate to call Jan a friend, but she is also a friend of my profession…….” – Police Chief Ernest Klevesal. B&W Photos. Softbound. Pgs. 128.