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Act of 1784 Establishing a Nightwatch and Lamp Lighting System
1861 BPD Rules and Regulations
Baltimore Police History - Charles D Gaither
Fifteen Years of Progress - Donald Pomerleau
Baltimore Police History - Leonard Hamm By Eugene Ohara
Crime Lab Guide 2003
Cherry vs. Mayor City Council 2nd Trial Decision
Cherry vs. Mayor City Council 3rd Trial Decision
2011 Letter from the Hon Judge Garbis
Baltimore City Police History of our Badge by Mike Lingner
Baltimore City Police History of E&T
Policing 19th Century Baltimore by Eugene Ohara
Article from 1773 Calling for a Nightwatch
Baltimore Police History - Frank Battaglia
Baltimore City vs Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark vs Martin Omalley
Baltimore City vs Eugene Cassidy 
FOP Blueprints for Improving
FOP Lawsuit
History of Policing 
O'malleys Commissioners
O'malleys Commissioners 3-4-05 
Majors Changed 7-17-02
Forced Retirement 4-1-05
Light Duty Agreement 3-10-05
Light Duty Agreement 3-12-05
Report of Board of Police Commissioners 1872

Report of Board of Commissioners 1865
Communication from Mayor 1861
James H. Preston (1860-1938)
Our Police 1888
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Our Police Pt 41 

1968 Riot Reports
Agnew & The Riot 1968 Mapping Riots 1968 Part 1 - Mapping Riots 1968 Part 2 - Mapping Riots 1968 Part 3 
Mapping Riots 1968 Part 4 - Mapping Riots 1968 Part 5 - Mapping Riots 1968 Part 6 
Mapping Riots 1968 Part 7

Gassinger Scrape-book 68 riots Pt1 - Gassinger Scrape-book 68 riots Pt2
Gassinger Scrape-book 68 riots Pt3 - Gassinger Scrape-book 68 riots Pt4
Gassinger Scrape-book 68 riots Pt5 - Gassinger Scrape-book 68 riots Pt6



May 20-30 1968

May 20-31 1968 Pt1 - May 20-31 1968 Pt2 - May 20-31 1968 Pt3
May 20-31 1968 Pt4 - May 20-31 1968 Pt5 - May 20-31 1968 Pt6
May 20-31 1968 Pt7 - May 20-31 1968 Pt8 - May 20-31 1968 Pt9
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May 20-31 1968 Pt22 - May 20-31 1968 Pt23 - May 20-31 1968 Pt24
May 20-31 1968 Pt25 - May 20-31 1968 Pt26

1861 Report from Police Commissioners 

1861 Report from Police Commissioners Pt1
1861 Report from Police Commissioners Pt2
1861 Report from Police Commissioners Pt3

1907 Baltimore Police History

1907 BPD History Book Part-1 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-2 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-3
1907 BPD History Book Part-4 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-5 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-6
1907 BPD History Book Part-7 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-8 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-9
1907 BPD History Book Part-10 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-11 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-12
1907 BPD History Book Part-13 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-14 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-15
1907 BPD History Book Part-16 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-17 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-18
1907 BPD History Book Part-19 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-20 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-21
  1907 BPD History Book Part-22 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-23 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-24
1907 BPD History Book Part-25 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-26 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-27
1907 BPD History Book Part-29 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-30 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-31
1907 BPD History Book Part-32 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-33 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-34
1907 BPD History Book Part-35 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-36 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-37
1907 BPD History Book Part-38 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-39 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-40
1907 BPD History Book Part-41 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-42 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-43
1907 BPD History Book Part-44 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-45- 1907 BPD History Book Part-46
1907 BPD History Book Part-47 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-48 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-49
1907 BPD History Book Part-50 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-51 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-52
1907 BPD History Book Part-53 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-54 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-55
1907 BPD History Book Part-56 - 1907 BPD History Book Part57 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-58
1907 BPD History Book Part-59 - 1907 BPD History Book Part-60
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#1 patty 2015-05-16 10:37
If you have pictures, Comments, Suggestions etc. please send them to me at the email address above, as you can see Ken and I have put much of our time and money into this project, so we don't mind errors pointed out to us, just as Ken's partner used to say, "Keep it Friendly!" send Ken or me and email.. thanks - Patty

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