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1960 to 1969
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1961 - On August 6th of this year. the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police celebrate their 100th Anniversary !
1962 - A ruling called the "Mallory Ruling" was made in D.C. Superior Court regarding the arrest and questioning of suspects. The new ruling prevented the practice of picking people up simply for investigative questioning, (MPD).
1964 - As part of enhanced training in conjunction with American University Metropolitan Police, recruits graduate from the training school received three (3) transferable college credits, (MPD).
1965 - The first special language name tags were introduced to help non-English speaking persons to identify an officer who spoke their language, (MPD).
1969 - The department altered the requirements for women to join the force, keeping them in line those of their male counter parts. they were no longer required to have degrees.
1964: In 1964 at the old number 2, the first thing everyone did as they were walking to their beats was to walk through the parks arresting all of the drunks. If they resisted they were charged with D&D (Drunk and Disorderly). Each carried a fine of $10.00. In the summertime they would run from you, in the winter time they would run to you and beg you to arrest them. They wanted to be locked up for the winter (and the judges obliged them). As they said, a hot cot and three meals a day.
The drunk laws changed after the IACP came in just after the riots and the entire department was overhauled, much to the dismay of many. Before the change if you arrested someone for drunk, disorderly or other minor charge you simply arrested and booked them. No paper work. The booking and transport papers were done by the station clerk, but the arresting officer did not have any paperwork to do. After IACP drunks were considered ill and you had to document the arrest with a statement of facts and some other reports. It took an hour or hour and a half just to process a drunk. This spread across the entire country and needless to say police stopped arresting drunks and that is why we have so many homeless people on the streets today.
Based on these facts, while there may have been changes in the 50’s MPD continued arresting them until around 1967-69.
(Information provided by a former member of the M.P.D.)
Just blocks away from President Nixon's 1969 Inauguration the D.C. Police battle unruly citizens.
Above and below are vehicles of the 1962 MPD fleet
photos provided by the MPD
Photo provided by the M.P.D.
1965's M.P.D. Officer with an unknown object on his shoulder??????
1960's M.P.D. Officer receives an award...
A collection of Cecil Kirks pictures were on eBay, I obtained/copied these from Ebay. There are many pictures in the collection so the quality here is poor but there were so many good pictures I thought they should be here. These pictures are supposed to all be from the Vietnam War Era but obviously they are not all from the 60's. However I can not splice them so.... Enjoy them anyhow :)
November 15th, 1969 Moratorium Demonstration
Jim Robertson sitting behind the type writer in 1963. Three things you don't see anymore. A- A type writer, B- a log book and C smoking , not to mention IN the station house (#8). At retirement time Jim was a Sergaent.
P.O. Box 911
Taken in the basement of 300 Ind. Ave. This is Scout 68 assigned to the 6th District. it is a 1968 Ford Custom transport car. The transport cages were custom made back then. A lot of time and workmanship went into these units. Notice the heavy duty metal mesh and handcuffs. Very Interesting.
KKK demonstration from 1961 to keep the Redskins team all white. The next year the team acquired Bobby Mitchell from the Cleveland Browns.
1963 M.P.D. Officer Jim Robertson reviewing one of the old Arrest books
This video was sent to me from Michael Gatelyson of William Gately, who served with the MPDC until his untimely passing.