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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 1 Collection or Record:

Committee on Public Safety hearing, 2004 March 2

 Item — Box: DVD 1
Identifier: 0100002a_2004_007
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: The City Council meeting and hearing transcripts span the years 1947-2015. This collection has been divided into 6 series: Series I - City Council debate; Series II - Committee hearing transcripts; Series III - Audiotape recordings; Series IV - Videotape recordings; Series V - DVD recordings; and Series VI - Digital recordings. Transcripts and recordings of City Council meetings and hearings are fairly complete from 1947-1970 and 1996-2015. There appears to be missing transcripts or...
Dates: 2004 March 2