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  Partner: Arlington Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
[APD community service van]

[APD community service van]

Date: 1970/198?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Arlington police department community service van as three photographs framed together in one 3-hole vertical frame. The top and bottom photographs are black & white and show the Ford van in bad condition. The middle photograph is color and shows the van to be painted blue with an Arlington Police decal on the back side pannel and the words "Sport Wagon" printed on the side doors.
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[APD patch. Unofficial APD patch that later became official patch with gold lettering and gold trim]

[APD patch. Unofficial APD patch that later became official patch with gold lettering and gold trim]

Date: 1970~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an unofficial APD patch that later became official. Gold was ordered by mistake. The background is dark blue with gold outlining. "Arlington" is written in gold at the top and "Police" is in gold at the bottom. In the center of the patch Texas is in red with a gold star indicating Arlington and a gold circle indicating the metroplex. There are radio signals in light blue/silver branching from the star. The intent was to order a patch with red trim.
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[Arlington Police Officer Fletcher Ray]

[Arlington Police Officer Fletcher Ray]

Date: [1971?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Officer Fletcher Ray, Arlington's first African American police officer, with Detective Larry Jones and Sergeant Harold White taken at 717 W. Main jail. Both Sergeant White and Officer Ray are in uniform and Detective Jones is in a suit.
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[APD officer running speed radar]

[APD officer running speed radar]

Date: [1970-198?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Arlington police officer in tan uniform standing in front of his patrol car checking for speeders on Division Street (near the Eastern Star Home). The speed radar monitor sits on the hood of his vehicle.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Arlington Police Officer Homer DeWolfe's motorcycle parked in Safety Town]

[Arlington Police Officer Homer DeWolfe's motorcycle parked in Safety Town]

Date: [1970-198?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Police Officer Homer DeWolfe's police motorcycle parked at the Six Flags Mall Safety Town. The motocycle is a Harley Davidson Electra Glide and was nicknamed "Honey Harley." Established in about 1978, Safety Town was a model town on the parking lot of Six Flags Mall where parents could take their children to learn road safety on their bicycles.
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[APD ORBIS photo of a moving vehicle]

[APD ORBIS photo of a moving vehicle]

Date: April 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an automobile in motion on the road, using ORBIS, Arlington's first speed detection device. A vehicle travelling faster than a preset speed triggers ORBIS to take a picture of the vehicle, including the front license area and the driver. The date, time, and vehicle speed is included on the picture.
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[Image of a case displaying the uniform worn by Martha Willbanks, Arlington's first female officer]

[Image of a case displaying the uniform worn by Martha Willbanks, Arlington's first female officer]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a case displaying the tan uniform dress with badge and arm patch worn by Martha Willbanks, Arlington's first female officer. Officer Willbanks began her career in 1973. In 1986, the Department changed from a tan uniform to a dark blue uniform. Officer Willbanks died in 2001 of natural causes, with the rank of Lieutenant. On the lower left side of the display is a picture of Officer Willbanks in the blue uniform and on the lower right side of the display is a brief statement about her service as an officer.
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[Arlington Police Chief Herman Perry, Lt. Roy Ables, and Officer Martha Willbanks, 1973]

[Arlington Police Chief Herman Perry, Lt. Roy Ables, and Officer Martha Willbanks, 1973]

Date: January 31, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Police Chief Herman Perry, Lt. Roy Ables, and Officer Martha Willbanks in an office with baked goods from Ferguson Jr. High School.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Newspaper clipping about Arlington Police Officers receiving awards, 1973]

[Newspaper clipping about Arlington Police Officers receiving awards, 1973]

Date: June 18, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Arlington Citizens Journal newspaper clipping about five police officers recieving awards for their achievements. The title caption under the picture is "Top Cops." Those listed in the clipping are: Richard Love, Ben Bounds, Lionel (Lee) Eastman, John Faltynski, and Bob Callas. Awards given were watches or .38 pistols.
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[Arlington Police Substation 1 described in the Arlington Citizen Journal, 1973, 1st view]

[Arlington Police Substation 1 described in the Arlington Citizen Journal, 1973, 1st view]

Date: November 8, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a newspaper clipping from the Arlington Citizen Journal dated November 8, 1973 telling about Arlington's first police substation located on Little School Road. Arlington Substation 1 shared the facility with Fire Station 7. Substation 1 was also referred to as Little Road Station. A police motorcycle, a detective car, and a community service van are parked in the front parking lot and fire vehicles are parked inside the fire station garages. When the building opened in 1971, a portion of the building was used by the Police Department for a training center, community services, polygraph examinations, and traffic/motorcycle offices. Later in 1973, the section used by the police was dedicated as its first police substation with desk officers on duty 24 hours.
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