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[City of Arlington document appointing Mrs. C.C. Rogers as the City Marshal of Arlington, view 1]

Description: Photograph of a City of Arlington document detailing the appointment of Mrs. C.C. Rogers as City Marshal of Arlington in 1914 signed by P.F. McKee. The document is dated July 3rd, 1914 and states that she will be paid $5.00 a month. Listed on the document are the city officials and aldermen. Mrs. Rogers was the first female Arlington City Marshal. She was relieved of her duties September 10, 1914. The title of City Marshal was later changed to Police Chief when Pearl Rudd was appointed in 1915. Mrs. Rogers never became a police chief.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[City of Arlington document appointing Mrs. C.C. Rogers as the City Marshal of Arlington, view 2]

Description: Photograph of a City of Arlington document detailing the appointment of Mrs. C.C. Rogers as City Marshal of Arlington in 1914 signed by P.F. McKee. The document is dated July 3rd, 1914 and states that she will be paid $5.00 a month. Listed on the document are the city officials and aldermen. Mrs. Rogers was the first female Arlington City Marshal. She was relieved of her duties September 10, 1914. The title of City Marshal was later changed to Police Chief when Pearl Rudd was appointed in 1915. Mrs. Rogers never became a police chief.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD Motorcycle Patrol Unit, 1922, left view]

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 left side of the group.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD Motorcycle Patrol Unit, 1922, right view]

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.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Chief A.B. "Ott" Cribbs, portrait]

Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Chief Arthur B. "Ott" Cribbs as a younger man. He was Arlington’s longest serving police chief of 37 years (from 1934-1971) and the current law enforcement complex bears his name.
Date: 1923/1963~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of Arlington Police Officer James E. Johnson's cartridge holder, whistle, and pen]

Description: Photograph of the cartridge holder, whistle, and pen used by Officer James E. Johnson. Officer Johnson was killed by gunfire on November 23, 1930 while attempting to arrest a man for disturbing the peace. He was the first Arlington Police Officer to die in the line of duty. A brief description of the items is placed below them. (date in photograph is incorrect)
Date: [1930]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of the APD night watchman's clock]

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.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Tarrant County Patrol Unit, 1931]

Description: Photograph of the Tarrant County Patrol of 1931 showing members Guy Cross (standing with motorcycle) and Dutch Coke (standing with motorcycle) both with the Arlington Police Department, G. (Geo) Hecker (standing beside car), B. (Burt) Stilwell (standing with motorcycle), and H. (Hubert) Cannon (standing with motorcycle). The word "APD" is in the caption is between Dutch Coke and G. Hecker.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Constable A. B. Austin with moonshine still he "busted" in 1932]

Description: Photograph of Constable Albert Austin sitting on the back of a truck loaded with a moonshine still. He has a bottle of confiscated whiskey in each hand. Several men, young and old, are standing beside the truck, some facing the camera. The caption below the picture reads "Constable A.B. Austin and the still he "busted" in 1932 --Arlington." This picture was in the 1984 Arlington Police Commemorative Book.
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

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.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

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

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.
Date: 1940-1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Officers, 1948: J.W. Dunlop, Frank Kelly, Minor Moore, Hugh Robinson and S. (Oscar) Webster in front of a police car]

Description: Photograph of Arlington police officers J. W. Dunlop, Frank Kelly, Minor Moore and Hugh Robinson with Oscar Webster (not from the police department) standing beside a 1948 Ford police car. The door of the car is decorated with a police officer's shield that is inscribed on the inside with the words "Police Dept. Arlington."
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD patch. Non-supervisor patch with red lettering and red trim]

Description: Photograph of the all red non-supervisor APD patch. The patch is outlined in red with a dark blue background. "Arlington" is written in red at the top and "Police" is in red at the bottom. In the center of the patch Texas is in red with a gold star indicating Arlington and a red circle indicating the metroplex. There are radio signals in red branching from the star.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Officers Howard Vaughn and Jack Hale on a police motorcycle]

Description: Photograph of Two Arlington Police Officers, Howard Vaughn in front and Jack Hale in back, sitting on a police motorcycle parked in the middle of a downtown alley. A police car without a driver is parked behind them. Two other cars are parked in the distance and a pedestrian can be seen crossing the alley. The picture's caption reads "Howard Vaughn & Jack Hale 1950".
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Chief A.B. (Ott) Cribbs with the 1953 Police Department, description on matte]

Description: Photograph of the 1953 Arlington Police Department arranged in three rows in front of a police station garage door. All the men are in uniform except for the Highway Department Dispatcher and Chief Cribbs. [L to R] Back row: Fred Rupert, Harold White, Pop Schroeder, Herman Cantrell, Richard Strokel, John D. Dennehy. Middle row: Hwy. Dpt. dispatcher Dan Haggan, Chief Ott Cribbs, Bill Taylor, Minor Moore, Frank Kelly. Front row: Henry Cartwright, Roy "Rabbit" Cantrell.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Chief A.B. "Ott" Cribbs with the 1953 Police Department, description on photo]

Description: Photograph of the 1953 Arlington Police Department arranged in three rows in front of a police station garage door. All the men are in uniform except for the Highway Department Dispatcher and Chief Cribbs. [L to R] Back row: Fred Rupert, Harold White, Pop Schroeder, Herman Cantrell, Richard Strokel, John D. Dennehy. Middle row: Hwy. Dpt. dispatcher Dan Haggan, Chief Ott Cribbs, Bill Taylor, Minor Moore, Frank Kelly. Front row: Henry Cartwright, Roy "Rabbit" Cantrell.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police / Fire Station, 401 W. Main Street, 1953]

Description: Photograph of the Arlington Police/Fire Station at 401 W. Main Street taken in 1953. It shows four police cars and two fire vehicles parked in front of the building with an officer or a firemen beside each vehicle and two people standing in the front entrance. This photograph was taken from the Arlington Police Department Commemorative Book, 1994. This building also housed the jail and a courtroom. Later, in 1964, the Police Department moved to a newer station at 717 W. Main Street.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library