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 Collection: Arlington Police Department Collection
[Image of the APD night watchman's clock]

[Image of the APD night watchman's clock]

Date: 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Night Watchman's clock used by Chief Cribbs for the Arlington Police Department in the mid 1930s. It contained a roll of paper that recorded the time and location of the watchman when he inserted a special key from the location he was checking. A special key was housed at each location. It continued in use until the early 1950s at which time officers were required to hand check and note the locked doors to businesses.
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[Image of three baseball caps made for the Arlington Police Department]

[Image of three baseball caps made for the Arlington Police Department]

Date: 198?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three baseball caps made for the Arlington Police Department displayed on a blue satin cloth. The dark blue cap on the left was the first baseball cap created in 1983. The blue and gold trimmed patch on the cap matched the uniform shoulder patch. The middle or second baseball cap is the Memorial Cap worn at various memorial ceremonies held in Tarrant County during Memorial Week. Police Memorial Day is May 15th of each year. It is dark blue with gold emblem and decorations. The third dark blue cap on the right was created in 1986 to match the uniform shoulder patch that was created to replace the earlier patch.
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[Image of items recognizing Chaplain Harold Elliott, founder of the Arlington Police Museum]

[Image of items recognizing Chaplain Harold Elliott, founder of the Arlington Police Museum]

Date: June 2004
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of items recognizing Chaplain Harold Elliott as founder of the Police Museum in 1982. The museum was later named for him on his retirement in June 2004. Items include his picture and name with caption reading: "The Police Museum was officially named after its founder and curator, Chaplain Harold Elliott, in June 2004; his parking sign which reads: "Police Chaplain"; a laminated official museum post card with his picture; his badge; and desk set with name plate and police coffee mug. Harold Elliott became a volunteer chaplain for the APD in 1974. In 1982, he became the APD's first full-time police chaplain.
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[Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder and Fire Chief Mike Thompson, 1948, "Clean Up Now" campaign, date on photo]

[Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder and Fire Chief Mike Thompson, 1948, "Clean Up Now" campaign, date on photo]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder (kneeling) and Fire Chief Mike Thompson beside a 1940s Ford police car that has a large decal promoting the "Clean Up Now" campaign on the side of the back door.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[APD Motorcycle Patrol Unit, 1922, right view]

[APD Motorcycle Patrol Unit, 1922, right view]

Date: 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: Partial photograph of the Motorcycle Patrol Unit of 1922. The photograph was taken on a street with a brick wall in the background. Some of the men are standing on the sidewalk and some of the men are sitting on their motorcycles. Included in the photograph are Jim Coke, Constable Robert Young, Mike Thompson, Police Commissioner Hugh Moore, Guy Newman, Mr. Baker and Harvey Oldman. The motorcycles are possibly Indian Twins. The picture shows details on the right side of the group.
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[Arlington Police Chief Pearl Rudd, APD's first police chief]

[Arlington Police Chief Pearl Rudd, APD's first police chief]

Date: 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Department's first Police Chief, Pearl Rudd, standing next to his 1911 Ford Model T taxi in old downtown Arlington.
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[APD Honor Guard members making speech, 1986]

[APD Honor Guard members making speech, 1986]

Date: 1986
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three members of the Honor Guard from 1986 (that can be seen). The Honor guard was created in April 1986. One of the officers is making a speech with the other officers standing nearby. All officers are dressed in Honor Guard uniforms. Named officers are Jim Lowery, James Laman, and Charlie Wallace.
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[APD Reserve Officers, 1957, view 1]

[APD Reserve Officers, 1957, view 1]

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1957 APD Reserve Officers. All the men but one on the back row are dressed in a uniform. The group is arranged in two rows with one row standing and one row squatting. Some of the men's names are unknown. Known names are: Jack Ferguson, Emmitt Moore, Jesse Holley, B.J. Hlavaty, Jim Brown, B.L. Yeary, Dick Coffee, G.D. Ned Jr., Leo Mettos, Nat M. Rider, Jerry Tucker, Clayton Jordon and Bobby Wiggins. (Reserve Officers are an auxiliary police force composed of volunteers who serve without pay and receive training from the Arlington Police Department. They serve under the Chief of Police.)
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[Arlington Police Deputy Chief Ed Watson, 1984]

[Arlington Police Deputy Chief Ed Watson, 1984]

Date: 1984
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Deputy Chief Ed Watson standing beside a wall on which various awards and certificates are displayed. He retired from the police force in 1989.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Arlington patrol car wrecked by Officer Bill Wills, 1958]

[Arlington patrol car wrecked by Officer Bill Wills, 1958]

Date: 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arlington patrol car #606 that was accidentally wrecked by Bill Wills in 1958.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
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