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  Partner: Arlington Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Year: 1940
 Collection: Arlington Police Department Collection
[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

Date: 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of frame containing two different Junior Police Badges with description. Futher comments not in the image follow: "These badges were issued in the 1940’s. A few citizens were frequent riders with the Arlington Police. Riders did not carry guns, but did wear these badges when on patrol. Badges were returned to desk officer at the end of shift.
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[Image of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs]

[Image of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs]

Date: 1940-1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs. The badge is made of brass-like material in an oval shape with scrolling, a star, other figures and "Arlington Special Officer" stamped into the metal. The badge is on a block of wood with a placard behind. The placard reads: "In the late 1940's and early 1950's, when extra police officers were needed, Chief Ott Cribbs distributed these Special Officer Badges to individuals he could trust. The practice ceased in 1954 when a Reserve Police Unit was created." The badge and placard are resting on blue fabric.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library