Police History

2e1ax timeless entry policehistory2The first modern police department was established in Boston in 1838 followed by the New York’s department in 1845.

Police were not respected by their communities since corruption was continually rampant. In the 1920’s, the invention of the telephone transformed policing to answer calls for service along with the help of the police car and two-way radio. Police began to adopt new technologies with an emphasis on training, professionalizing the job.

In Memory of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom
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