Past Police Officers and Their History
Search for past police officers, law enforcement officials, jail history, and police department history in our free directory. Using the following directory, you will locate lists of early police officers along with photographs, biographies, county jail histories, and other documents dating back as far as the 1600's. Was one of your ancestors a police officer or in law enforcement? Take a look around to find out. If you know of other past police officer lists online, or you have one to donate, please let us know.
ALABAMA Police History
Includes historic events in Huntsville, past Chiefs of Police, historic places, and some old photos.
Contains a meager listing of the police chiefs throughout the history of the Jacksonville Police Dept.
Provides a very brief history and a list of all past town marshals and Police Chiefs 1928-present day.
ALASKA Police History
Includes a well-done history along with biographies of past Chiefs of Police, fallen officers, and some historical highlights of Anchorage, AK.
Contains a brief history of the Bethel Police Department.
Biographies of police chiefs of the Craig Police Department in Alaska, from the appointment of the first Chief of Police in 1982 to present day.
ARIZONA Police History
A brief history begins with the 1901 Arizona Rangers leading up to law enforcement in present day Arizona.
Features a brief history of the Phoenix, AZ Police Department. Also see the Phoenix Police Museum which includes a virtual tour, photographs and some information about early officers of the Phoenix Police Dept.
ARKANSAS Police History
Includes a brief history of the Arkansas State Police force along with historic photos and a memorial photo gallery.
Nicely done history with old photos of the first police car, first city jail, and staff members. Features complete lists of past town marshals and chiefs of police.
A memorial for fallen officers 1885 to present day in Little Rock, Arkansas.
1929 to present day fallen officers memorial.
A tiny tidbit of history which includes an 1886 newspaper article about the famed hanging of George Carroll.
CALIFORNIA Police History
Featuring a colorful and well done history spanning from the first elected City Marshal in 1870 through the years to present day. Includes information about past police officers and historical photos.
Very nice history provides a timeline, old photos and a complete list of past marshals and chiefs of police.
Nice history provides information about the beginnings of the Azusa Police Department and provides names of early law enforcement officials.
The site provides details of the early history of the Berkeley Police Department along with names of past marshals, constables and chiefs of police in the department. Includes a very nice photo collection and a memorial page devoted to fallen officers.
Nicely done history recounts historic events, from the 1911 appointment of a City Marshal through present day and includes historical photos.
A brief history of the Galt Police Department with photos and information about the past police chiefs of Galt, California.
Provides a list of town marshals, night watchmen and chiefs of police since the incorporation of the town in 1907 to present time.
Features a nicely written history of the Irvine Police Department with pictures of and information about the past Police Officers.
The official web site of the Los Angeles Police Department features historical overviews for time periods 1850 through 1950 and lists biographies of some historical police chiefs. They also offer interesting facts related to California disasters and history which involved the police department.
The web site features a page of officers of the past who were killed in action and research services for facts, dates, people, places and things which are connected to the history of the Los Angeles Police Department. They also have an extensive archives of historical photos.
Features some brief history with great photos and lists past chiefs of police in the Milpitas Police Department.
Recounts the history of the Morro Bay Police Department with photos and a complete list of past chiefs of police 1965 to present.
Nicely done history details the history of the Ontario Police Department. Includes early photos and memorial pages dedicated to fallen officers.
Includes a brief history of the Oxnard Police Department with some early photos, information about early constables and officers and a memorial to fallen officers.
Follows the history of the Pacifica Police Department from the time of city incorporation in 1957 to present day and includes name of the chief of police through the years.
Devoted to the history of the Palo Verdes Estates Police Dept. Includes some photos. Also see the Memorial Page.
Featuring some photos of past town marshals and chiefs of police in Redding, California, this site is asking for help from readers to round out their history page. The site also includes some nice memorial pages devoted to fallen officers.
Features a brief history of the Sacramento Police Department along with several videos called "City Beat" which detail the history of the department, Also see the Sacramento Fallen Officer Memorial.
Features a nicely written history of the San Diego Police Department which includes a list of all police chiefs from 1889 to present day.
Features great photos and a very detailed history of the San Francisco Police Department with many names and dates of past law enforcement officials.
The site presents a very nicely written history with lots of historical photos, many names of early city officials, badge history, and a page devoted to fallen officers.
This is a very well written documentation of the history of the San Luis Obispo Police Department featuring old photos and names of past marshals, constables, watchmen and chiefs of police.
Well done history of the department includes lists of past marshals and chiefs of police.
This short history provides a little history of the Santa Cruz Police Department along with photographs and a list of all past police chiefs 1867 to present day.
Features a list of retired Chiefs of Police of Santa Monica with photos.
Features a list of past police chiefs, 1893 to present day and police stories from the past.
The department presents a history in photos includes the names of police chiefs and their dates of tenure.
Site provides a brief history of the department, providing the names of early Captains and officers.
Well-done history of the Ventura Police Department with old photos and many names of early law enforcement officers.
COLORADO Police History
Election of the first Town Marshal.
Through research performed by Littleton Police Dept. employees, a nicely done history is offered which includes old photos and stories.
CONNECTICUT Police History
Contains a brief history with bios and photos of the past police chiefs of Bristol, Connecticut.
The historical museum site features history articles, photographs, lists of personnel and a memoriam to fallen officers.
The site offers a brief history of the Hartford Police Department and includes a list of twentieth century police chiefs.
Includes a brief history of the New London Police Department with photos of police chiefs 1879 to present day.
A brief history recounts the beginnings of the department and includes information on the Police Chiefs 1955 to present time.
The site features a history of the police department along with the names and dates of former police chiefs of Rocky Hill.
Features a brief history of the Stratford Police since it's organization in 1917 from a constabulary to an official police department.
The brief history recounts early law enforcement officers,photos, interesting facts and dates.
The site features a short history about the history of the West Haven Police Dept. with a large collection of historical photos.
Recounts the short history of the department and names the 5 men who have held the position of the Chief of Police.
DELAWARE Police History
Features a brief article about the history of the Capitol Police Department in Delaware.
Nicely done history article details the history of the Delaware State Police from it's inception in 1923 through 1995.
Brief history of the Dewey Beach Town Hall / Police Department with some photos and information about past police chiefs.
Features a timeline of the history of the Rehoboth Beach Police complete with photos.
Includes a brief history with information about past chiefs of police along with historical photos.
District of Columbia Police History
What a wonderful site this is! You will find a lot of history here along with photos and in particular, a huge section for genealogical reference listing names and information about officers who have served on the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department over the years.
FLORIDA Police History
Includes a nice historical review with a photo album of historical Fort Lauderdale police photographs.
Jacksonville Roster of the Police Force
Beginning with the first town marshal election in 1911, the history of the Palm Beach Police Department is recounted briefly with names, dates and photos of past police chiefs and fallen officers.
Information on the history of the Riviera Beach Police with some photos.
Brief history includes information about the first marshals, past chiefs of police and historical photos of the force.
GEORGIA Police History
Features a brief but well written history of the Clayton County Police Department with a names and photos of past police chiefs.
Lists brief history from the 1920s to 2005 and includes names and dates of the chiefs of police.
Hawaii Police History
Featuring an in-depth look at the unique history of law enforcement in Hawaii, the history begins with the pre-cook era and on into 1846 when Hawaii was ruled by King Kamehameha the Third and further into present day. Also provided, are lists of all Police Chiefs and fallen officers. Honolulu also offers the Honolulu Police Department Law Enforcement Museum where visitors can learn more.
A brief history recounts the beginnings of the Maui Police Department in 1905, provides a list of all past police chiefs of the Maui PD and lists officers on the Wall of Honor.
IDAHO Police History
Includes some early history of law enforcement in Boise, Idaho with photos and a complete list of past police chiefs 1893 to present day.
Excellent historical account of the history and timeline of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department with photos and biographies of police chiefs and other law enforcement officials who have served the Coeur d'Alene Police Department.
This memorial site features every fallen officer in Idaho along with history and photos.
Features a brief history of Nampa Law Enforcement along with some historical photos and information about some of the early officers and chiefs who served.
ILLINOIS Police History
Features a very brief history with a picture of the first Police Chief.
Very nice history with many photos and names of early law enforcement officials.
INDIANA Police History
Details of the history of the Columbus Police Department starting with the first City Marshal through current times. Lists names of some early city officials and law enforcement officers.
Includes a brief history with lists of past members of the force, chiefs, retirees and current law enforcement officers.
Features a well written history beginning in September 1854 with a comprehensive list of all chiefs of police in the history of the Indianapolis Police Department along with a memoriam page for fallen officers.
Provides a short history of the City of Kokomo Police Department with some historical photos.
Includes some history of the South Bend Police Department along with a memorial to fallen officers with bios and photos.
Within this lengthy history, are some morsels of early Warsaw law enforcement officers and other city officials. The history is great and provides a nice historical photo section.
IOWA Police History
Nicely written history of the Bettendorf Police law enforcement with a list of Marshals and Chiefs of Police through the years 1919 to present time.
Recounts the history of the Cedar Rapids Police beginning with the first City Marshal in 1849 through present day along with page devoted to fallen officers.
The site offers a very nice history of the Council Bluffs Police Department with photos, a history timeline, fallen officers, and names of early law enforcement officers.
Features a list of officers and chiefs of yesterday along with a brief history of Glenwood, a historical photo album and timeline.
Iowa State Patrol History
Oelwein Police History Timeline
Features a brief history of the Ottumwa Police Department which was created in the 1860s and featured a force of three men. Includes some early photos.
Sibley Police Chiefs of the Past
KANSAS Police History
Offers a brief history of the Fairway Police Department, with a promise of more to come in the near future.
Some history, famous cases and law enforcement officials from the past.
Features a brief history of this organization and a list of past presidents.
Features a brief history of the Kansas City Police Department. The Kansas City Police Historical Society offers an online museum and other historical information about the department.
Recounts a little of the early history beginning in 1933 and featuring a memorial page to Kansas Highway Patrol troopers who were lost over the years.
History timeline of the department. No officers name listed except in the memorial to fallen officers page.
A well written history features historical photographs and lists many of the law enforcement officials in the history of the Pittsburg Police Department.
Well done history features a city history, facilities history, past town marshals and officers stories.
KENTUCKY Police History
Ashland, Kentucky Police Department History and Statistics
Green Police Department History
Nicely done history is broken down into decades includes a memorial to fallen officers.
Features a page of photos of officers and staff through the years plus a memorial page.
LOUISIANA Police History
Includes a brief history with some photos.
Brief history of the Gretna Police Dept. includes information about the first town marshal and the subsequent town marshals leading up to the present Chief of Police.
Nice police history also provides a list of all past chiefs of police.
Independence Police Department History
Lake Charles Police Department History
Includes a history and some information about early police officers and chiefs along with a Memoriam to New Orleans Police Officers lost in the line of duty.
Ruston Present and Past Chiefs of Police
UNITED STATES Police History
Remembering all of law enforcement's heroes. Be sure to see Today in History, where you will find a list of daily remembrances of fallen officers and law enforcement officials.
Several pages recount the history of the policing of our National parks from 1791 to present day.
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