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Boston (Mass.). Police Department

 Organization

Historical note

Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1761-1762 established a watch for the safety and better securing the good order of the Town of Boston. Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 vested in the Mayor and Aldermen the administration of the police formerly exercised by the Selectmen. Chapter 123 of the Acts of 1838 granted the Mayor and Aldermen the power to appoint police officers with all or any of the powers of the constables except the power of serving and executing any civil process.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Index of victuallers

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 0600.002
Scope and Contents One index volume of licenses granted for victuallers, 1878-1879. Includes date, name and address.
Dates: 1878-1879

Licenses for intoxicating liquors

 Series
Identifier: 0600.003
Scope and Contents Includes records of licenses issued and indexes to licenses filed initially with the Board of License Commissioners and then with the Police Commissioner.
Dates: 1875-1885