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At a Glance…
The Baltimore Police Department is comprised of approximately 3200 sworn members, complimented by dedicated civilian personnel of almost 800. The BPD is the eighth largest police agency in the United States. The BPD is the primary law enforcement agency in Baltimore and responsible for serving and protecting it’s approximately 650,000 residents. The jurisdiction encompasses 92 square miles (80.9 of land and 11.1 of waterways). A fully functional law enforcement agency, the Baltimore Police Department has all modern police units/divisions including but not limited to: Criminal Investigations, K-9, SWAT, Crime Laboratory, Helicopter, Marine, Motorcycle, Intelligence Watch Center and the Advanced Technical Team, complete with a Mobile Command Truck that offers in-the-field command center capability. Committed to technological innovation and progression, the BPD now issues each officer a PocketCop, a Blackberry-platformed portable device capable of mobile criminal and motor vehicle database access.
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(Here is information from The Baltimore City Archives complete with the important links needed to find the information - Police Records History of the Force: The first police force for Baltimore Town was created in 1784. Constables were appointed and given police powers to keep the peace. The State Legislature on March 16, 1853, passed a bill, “to provide for the better security… in the City of Baltimore.” This statute provided that police officers should be armed and that a badge and commission be furnished each member. In March of 1862, the Federal military authorities who had taken control of the Baltimore City police on June 27, 1861, turned over the Police Department to the authority of the state. In 1867 the State established a Board of Police Commissioners (Chapter 367, Acts of 1867). From 1867 until 1920, the Board of Police Commissioners was appointed by the Governor. After 1920, a single Police Commissioner of Baltimore City was chosen and also served on the Governor’s Advisory Council. The Baltimore City Police Department remained a State agency until 1978, when the Mayor appointed the Police Commissioner, subject to confirmation by the City Council (Chapter 920, Acts of 1976).
Because the Police Department was a State agency for a good part of its history, most police records are considered State Records, and many are therefore located at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis. Here are the series related to the Baltimore City Police Department at the MSA and BCA (BCA records are labeled with an *):
Historical description of the department: SH248
The first police force for Baltimore Town was created in 1784. Constables were appointed and given police powers to keep the peace. The State Legislature on March 16, 1853, passed a bill, "to provide for the better security ... in the City of Baltimore." This statute provided that police officers should be armed and that a badge and commission be furnished each member. In March of 1862, the Federal military authorities who had taken control of the Baltimore City police on June 27, 1861, turned over the Police Department to the authority of the state. In 1867 the State established a Board of Police Commissioners (Chapter 367, Acts of 1867). Fom 1867 until 1920, the Board of Police Commissioners was appointed by the Governor. After 1920, a single Police Commissioner of Baltimore City was chosen and also served on the Governor's Advisory Council. The Baltimore City Police Department remained a State agency until 1978, when the Mayor appointed the Police Commissioner, subject to confirmation by the City Council (Chapter 920, Acts of 1976). A Charity organization map ca. 1880 shows the boundaries of the police districts. [description adapted from the official Baltimore City Police Department web site and William Hackley, ecp 2012/02/12. William M. Hackley (d. 3/15/2012) maintained an indpendent website devoted to the history of the Baltimore City Police Department which is available as a slice in time from the Maryland State Archives electronic archives at: Bill Hackley Link The Baltimore City Police published two illustrated official histories that contain images of officers and the chief police matron, Our Police..., 1888, and History of the Baltimore Police Department, 1774 - 1907, 1907 - Re-issued and Corrected 1909]. Bill Hackley Passed away in 2012 and the site was given to Ret Det. Ken Driscoll, Ret. Det. Driscoll rebuilt the site in Bill's Honor
Board of Police Commissioners Trial of Officers S1895 (1962-1975) and Proceedings S1894 (1866-1966)- some of these proceedings have been digitized and are available online through the link, Reports T2438 (1910-1914)
Criminal Dockets Consolidated C3065 (1873-1955), for Central District C2117 (1885-1960), Eastern District C2111 (1863-1959), Middle District C2109 (1870-1884), Northeastern District C2110 (1900-1960), Northwestern District C2112 (1876-1959), Southeastern District C2115 (1959-1961), Southern District C2113 (1867-1960), Western District C2114 (1959-1961), Southwestern District T4880 (1901-1959), and Miscellaneous C3075 (1902-1956),
Homicide Docket T2290 (1954-1955)
Housing Docket C3067 (1850-1951)
Invoice Records T2293 (1913)
Juvenile Dockets (NOTE: Juvenile records are restricted- please see information in series descriptions via the links) Central District C3070 (1943-1954), Eastern District T2263 (1943-1971), Northeastern District T2262 (1943-1954), Northern District T4859 (1949-1955), Northwestern District T2274 (1943-1952), Southwestern District T4879 (1949-1951)
Marshalls Dockets T2437 (1891-1894)
Matron’s Records T2276 (1940-1951)
Military Dockets T2440 (1942-1944)
Motor Vehicle Maintenance Records C3071 (1942-1949)
Patrol Wagon Records C3073 (1944-1948)
Police Casualties T2300 (1870-1964)
Roll Books C3066 (1871-1950)
Traffic Dockets C3068 (1931-1961)
Arrest Record Indexes C3072 (1891-1916)
Arrestees Physical Descriptions C3069 (1908-1923)
William M. Hackley Collection BMS34 (1849-2009)*
Baltimore City Police Department Gifts and Acquisitions BMS33*
Reports: Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Baltimore BRG68-1 (1868-1955)*) IF ANY OF THESE LINK FAIL PLASE VISIT THEIR SITE DIRECT BY CLICKING THIS LINK The Baltimore City Archives )
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Silent Links - HERE Please contact Det. Ret. Kenny Driscoll if you have any pictures of you or your family members and wish them remembered here on this tribute site to Honor the fine men and women who have served with Honor and Distinction at the Baltimore Police Department.
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