Introduction
MPD 1800-1860
MPD 1861 - 1865
MPD 1866 - 1899
MPD 1900 - 1909
MPD 1910 - 1919
MPD 1920 - 1929
MPD 1930 - 1939
MPD 1940 - 1949
MPD 1950 - 1959
MPD 1960 - 1969
MPD 1970 - 1979
MPD 1980 - 1989
MPD 1990 - 1999
MPD 2000 - 2009
MPD 2010 -2014
MPD 2015 to Current
MPD's  Afr. Amer
MPD Air Support
DC-Assassinations
MPD's Bicycle Unit
MPD's E.O.D. Unit
MPD Call Box's
MPD's  Chief's
MPD's C.D.U.
MPD Class Photos
MPD Communications
MPD's Current Fleet
MPD Current Patches
MPD's   Detectives
MPD's Facilities
MPD's Fallen Heroes
MPD Families
MPD Females
MPD Fraternal Org's
MPD  2017 Inauguration
MPD Genealogy
MPD's  Group Photos
MPD Harbor Unit
MPD Hat Badges
MPD Homicide Units
MPD Inaugural Badge
MPD's Irish History
MPD K-9 Units
MPD Memorial 
MPD's Motorcycle Unit
MPD Mounted Unit
Who is Chuck Gallagher
MPD Novelty Patches
MPD Obsolete Badges 
MPD  Obsolete Patches
MPD's Past Fleet
MPD  Patrol Badges
MPD Police Academy
MPD Police Week
MPD Property Div...
MPD Rank Badges
MPD's Reserve Force
MPD Spec. Evt Badge
MPD's  S.O.D.
D.C. "The City"
MPD & The President
MPD Trad. Badge
Site Acknowledgments
MPD District 1
MPD District 2
MPD District 3
MPD District 4
MPD District 5
MPD District 6
MPD District 7
Officer Sprinkle
John F. Parker
Strange Stories

Who is this Chuck Gallagher guy ?
BlackSheep Productions - 2009
On the left is a Police Call Box from the city of  Washington D.C. This box is made of cast iron and was removed from the street's of D.C. under the watchful eye of the retired M.P.D. Officer that I received it from. He told me he had it in his basement for many years and decided to part with it.



On the right is that very same Police Call Box after getting it professionally restored. I waited to get an actual D.C. Call Box before investing the money is getting it restored, it was worth the wait. Next I would like to get a pedestal from D.C. to place it on. 
BEFORE                                                                              AFTER
 My M.P.D.C. Collection & Trips to Washington D.C.

Thank you to so many who have been good to me on my trips..

I never thought I would WANT a parking ticket, but here is a parking ticket from the 1930's
My collecting has been put on a slow burn for now. I am trying to focus on framing a lot of my collection in place of collecting. This is proving to be costly because it is being professionally framed not frames from Wal-Mart. However if I want my collection to be top notch with the respect it deserves I am going to have to do my best not to do it half-ass.
Hand painted - custom made from a pewter piece, this is a true skill few have but Hervey Cote does. I have a 2nd style on order now.
This was one of the first things I picked up back in the 90's. It is a metal sign for President Kennedy's Inauguration. My traditional collecting starts around 1961 because I was born in 1961. Also with President Kennedy and I being Irish and from Massachusetts....
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Contact Us


Chuck Gallagher
P.O. Box 911
Foxborough, MA. 02035
Some  books related to the  D.C. Metropolitan Police
The book my be fiction or non-fiction. Regardless I found it to be a good read so I placed it on here.. I collect all books on the history of the MPDC
April - 2020

Dear Friends,
The question I am asked most is, "Why is a guy from Massachusetts so interested in the M.P.D.C."?  First off, I am not and have never been a Police Officer with the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police. Until I began collecting I had no connection at all with M.P.D.C..  However, I am a 34 year veteran Police Officer in Massachusetts with a strong interest in the history of the M.P.D.C. Some might ask why so I will try to quickly explain. I am drawn to American history and  Police history. I began collecting police memorabilia back on the late 1980's when my career began. I decided to focus on the M.P.D.C. as it is our countries capital city, then after reading of Private Parker and the Lincoln assassination  I was locked in.. At first it was just the memorabilia but as I read more and got to know more officers active and retired from the M.P.D.C. I focused more on the history. Although I am still a collector of ANY history with the M.P.D.C. I am very much into the history, as you can see. So now after 33+ years as a police officer I have great friends from the M.P.D.C., a great collection and a huge web site. Please feel free to drop me a line I do the best I can on the site. With young kids life is busy now but I am trying my best, life throws obstacles at us endlessly I am doing my best to get around them.. 
This site is a never ending project, several pages are started but not worked on, they will be...


Chuck Gallagher
P.O. Box 911
Foxborough, Ma. 02035

In the past few years my life has changed drastically, some for the bad mostly for the good. Regardless I have not been able to provide as much attention to this web site as I would like to. As a proud collector of M.P.D.C. history I have slowed down in that aspect as well. Having a couple of young children will do that to you. Having said all of this I still collect what ever I can afford to. I am trying to stay with traditional badges,  patches and odds and ends but mainly patches and traditional badges. I am always trying to find ways to display more and more of my collection but as you can see by the photos it is getting tougher, but I will always find a way.. 

So please keep me in mind when new patches come out or if you should wish to part with any piece of M.P.D.C. history. I take my collection very seriously and enjoy it a great deal.
Be Safe,
Chuck Gallagher
FRONT
BACK
             How it began
THE OLD HOUSE IN R.I.
              Pre - 2013
Some photos of my trips to Washington D.C. over the years. from the late 80's up through 2018. I'm sure there will be more down the road. 
     Welcome
     to 2019's 
  "Room   1861"
This is an old DC Call Box and Traffic post (-1920's)
This is my MPDC Challenge Coin collection, there are still a lot out there I don't have. I never knew there were so many ...
One of my display cases with a 1940's M.P.D.C. sweater on top of it. Behind it are two large frames, one dedicated to Gail Cobb (K.I.A. - R.I.P.) and the other to the officers present when President Reagan was shot.
WHO DOES MY FRAMING ?
I have well over 50 pieces of M.P.D.C. history that I have had framed. Items that stretch from buttons to original photographs from the 1800's.  When I first started to frame my collection up I went to a local frame shop, WRONG ! I was later directed to Ara  Anjoorian who works out of Saugus Ma.  Ara does mainly sports memorabilia, television memorabilia and law enforcement memorabilia. He also does  frame work for the Mass. State Police Museum and WILL MAIL HIS WORK. I highly recommend him  he can get very busy you will have to ask about the turnover, (however he is also great with emergency pieces). I like to use plastic frames because they are lighter. I think Ara can frame almost ANYTHING.... Below is a variety of his work..
This is a small part of my own M.P.D.C. collection that Ara has framed for me.
The NFL
The Movies
Police
Classic Movies
Movies
2018
2015
Pre - 1996, While serving with the Transit Police in Boston, Ma
2001 
Graham Hempstead and I visited the Old 10th Precinct, the oldest operating precinct house, although now a sub station.
This is my very good friend Graham Hempstead, a retired police constable from London England. He is reflecting his 37 year career while respecting our lost officers.
Some years back I had the name of Fred Pettee added to the memorial. He is the only officer we at the Foxborough police have lost. He was killed by a driver while he was backing up State Police at an MVA
G.H. standing out the FOP just up the street from H.Q. and the Police Memorial
G.H. outside a scary place to be around these days...
I always come buy here in hope it will be open some time so I can take a look in, no luck
Inside The Dubliner, L-R:  Dan Coss, Graham Hempstead, me and Tim Milloff
Around the corner from our hotel at National Harbor Graham runs into a home boy.
This is Graham, myself and Jim Cooke at the Marine Corps Museum. With Jim and I being Marines and Graham a Queens Guard, a pint was in full order. Here we sit at Tun Tavern doing just that !
The is me in front of the White House. We road a bunch of the police motorcycles from Massachusetts down for Police Week. The road was open as we had not yet been attacked in New York. Things have changed greatly since 9-11, sad things have not gotten much better either..
These two or of the range located at the Academy. There is a better set up here then any place I have seen. at any other PD or any gun club.
District  #8 from the roof tops
The gas chamber which is located at the Academy.  Above is the outside and below the inside. Very important part of training for the MPDC with all of the crowd control they have forced upon them.
A very humbling display within the M.P.D.C. Training Academy, R.I.P. 
WELCOME TO DISTRICT #8
Don't bother getting on it, there is no gas in it :)
The M.P.D.C. Training Academy
I have yet to make it past these doors, lol...
HEADQUARTERS of the M.P.D.C.
Outside the entrance to the Chiefs section of the building stands some old M.P.D.C. History. A very heavy call box and Police Log Book
These stands for the old Police Call Box's are very unique to cities across America. D.C. showed a lot of class and respect to have these made. I only wish I could fine one someday...
Standing outside the doors to the Chiefs section are L-R, Steve O'Dell, myself and Don Blake. Steve and Don are both retired M.P.D.C. and very well respected in the city.
Five of my fellow Transit Officers alongside two Somerville Officers attending Police Week. I am 3rd from the right. Fourth from the left is Mark Hayes my old partner from the Transit Police. We lost Mark this year, rest easy bro, you earned it..
Standing on the steps of the U.S. Capital Building. Yes I know my gig line is off...
It use to be a tradition to bring a cruiser door down or else yours would go missing, lol. Some great stories from Police Week in the old days. Notice the creative decorations..
The N.Y.P.D. band Boys-N-Blu were a big hit back when the stage set up was right by the memorial. Soon after this year they were forced to go to a D.J. and to hold this portion of Police week outside the down town area. It's much better down town but I can't blame them really..
My Inaugural and traditional Collection. I have split the two up and will be displaying them separate.
Part of my M.P.D.C. patch collection, although I have 100+ different patches I know I am missing many more, PLEASE HELP :) !.   Please keep me in mind if new patches come out of if you have older ones you will part with.
HOW     ROOM   #1861     BEGAN......
The bar is now 
      HERE
View from behind where the bar is now.
The bar is now to the right side of photo
Original print from metal plate of MPD's 1st Chief, William Webb
Early turn of the century MPDC Motorcycle Stunt Team, original photos.
This far I am missing three of Traditional badges. The 1937,  1941 and 1957. I know several of the traditional badges  have 2-3 different badge finishes, I am hoping just to get one from each year. 
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1976
1924
1908
I look forward to adding more as the years move along....
Some of my M.P.D.C. coins
Early 90's
2001
Early 90's
D.C. Traffic Officer around 1924