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 Collection: Arlington Police Department Collection
[Image of APD ceremonial scissors]

[Image of APD ceremonial scissors]

Date: 1996
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of ceremonial scissors used to cut the ribbon at the opening of the East, West, South Stations, and Heroes Park. The scissors are fairly large in gold-like metal and are lying on red fabric. East Station opened in 1996, West Station opened in 2003, South Station opened in 2008, and Heroes Park was dedicated in 2007.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of APD epaulets]

[Image of APD epaulets]

Date: [19??]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of various epaulets worn by the Arlington Police Department. To the right of each epaulet is an explanation of its meaning. An epaulette is a type of ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations. It is usually worn on dress or ceremonial uniforms. APD no longer wears epaulets. The epaulets shown are: Training; Reserves; Support Services; Traffic; Patrol; Tactical; Youth Services, D.A.R.E., School Resource.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of APD's first hand-held radio]

[Image of APD's first hand-held radio]

Date: [19??]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the first Arlington Police Department hand-held radio (years of service to be determined). The name on the unit is "GE Master."
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of APD's first MDT (mobile data terminal) computer]

[Image of APD's first MDT (mobile data terminal) computer]

Date: [198?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the first MDT (mobile data terminal) used in Arlington police vehicles. MDT was a computerized device used to communicate with a central dispatch office. It displayed relevant information to the officer on a viewing screen and provided a keyboard for entering information. The MDTs were first installed in APD police cars in 1987.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of APD's first speed radar unit, 1950s]

[Image of APD's first speed radar unit, 1950s]

Date: [195?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Arlington Police Department's first speed radar units. The official name on the unit is Radar Speedalyzer. It was used in the 1950s.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of APD's second series hand-held radio]

[Image of APD's second series hand-held radio]

Date: [19??]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the second series of a hand-held radio used by the Arlington Police Department (years of service to be determined). The name on the unit is "Motorola."
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of Arlington Police Chief "Ott" Cribbs and Police Chief David Kunkle's name plates]

[Image of Arlington Police Chief "Ott" Cribbs and Police Chief David Kunkle's name plates]

Date: [19??]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two name plates. Arlington Police Chief A.B. "Ott' Cribbs's name plate was used on his desk. Arlington Police Chief David Kunkle's name plate was on his office door. Chief Cribbs served as chief from 1934 to 1971 and Chief Kunkle served as chief from 1985 to 1999.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of Arlington Police Chief Ott Cribb's personal scrapbook, view 1]

[Image of Arlington Police Chief Ott Cribb's personal scrapbook, view 1]

Date: [19??]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Chief A.B. "Ott" Cribbs personal scrapbook. Chief Cribbs started his career as a police officer in 1926 and was appointed Police Chief in 1934, a position he held for the next 37 years. He retired in 1971. This scrapbook records such events as his encounter with Clyde Barrow (of the "Bonnie and Clyde" outlaw couple). This image shows his picture on the left page and various newspaper clippings glued onto the right page.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of Arlington Police Chief Ott Cribb's personal scrapbook, view 2]

[Image of Arlington Police Chief Ott Cribb's personal scrapbook, view 2]

Date: [19??]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Chief A.B. "Ott" Cribbs personal scrapbook. Chief Cribbs started his career as a police officer in 1926 and was appointed Police Chief in 1934, a position he held for the next 37 years. He retired in 1971. This scrapbook records such events as his encounter with Clyde Barrow (of the "Bonnie and Clyde" outlaw couple). This image shows his picture on the left page and various newspaper clippings glued onto the right page.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of Arlington Police Officer Gary Harl's handcuffs and pocket knife]

[Image of Arlington Police Officer Gary Harl's handcuffs and pocket knife]

Date: [1975]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the handcuffs and pocket knife carried by Officer Gary Harl when he was killed in the line of duty while making a "routine" traffic stop. He was killed by gunfire on July 16, 1975 when he stopped a man who had been driving a stolen motorcycle. The two men were sitting in the front seat of Officer Harl's police car when the motorcycle driver suddenly shot him. This image shows the handcuffs and the pocket knife with a brief description of the event placed above them.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library