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Guide to the Berkeley Police Dept. Records, 1909-1932
BANC MSS 72/227 c  
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Description
Records for the period of August Vollmer's administration. Primarily Vollmer's correspondence with other law enforcement officers, city officials, private organizations and government agencies, professional associations, and private individuals, relating to all phases of the Department's operations, the introduction of reforms and modern technology, his interest in formal police training, his consultation work, etc. Also included are "special and general orders" issued by Vollmer and some miscellaneous papers including speeches and statements, budget data, etc. A small file of letters written by Vollmer's successors (1932-1951) also in the collection.
Extent
Number of containers: 49 boxes and 15 cartons
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.