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This is an UNOFFICIAL site of the Baltimore Police Department which depicts the history of the department as was told by Retired Officer William M. Hackley; Officer Hackley passed away on March 15th 2012 as such Ret. Det. Kenny Driscoll will take over sole responsible for the sites content. The thoughts and use of certain items, terms, sound, and implications are not necessarily those that may be the same as the Baltimore Police Department, as an official Governmental Agency.

The intent of this site is to Honor the Department, and the fine men and women who serve the citizens of Baltimore City.

This site is dedicated to our Fallen Heroes who in the course of the performance of their duties were called upon to make the Ultimate Sacrifice.

As you look through the many pages of this site you will see the Baltimore Police Department from its infancy showing the crude way of policing to the modern highly efficient department that it is today.

Please enjoy this site for what it is, a rendition of the proud history of one of this States finest Police Departments one which we were proud to have served, and many men and women still proudly serve the Baltimore Police Department.

Any request for official police information must be made directly to:

Baltimore Police Department. "Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on."

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Note: Throughout the pages on this site you will find many old black and white Sun Paper Photos; these are all part of our personal collection, and are being shown as such. We hope you will enjoy them, and learn from them. Aside from being part of a outstanding collection, they also help take us back to a time in our history, so that we can better understand those times. Enjoy the site, if you have questions feel free to ask, likwise if you have anything to contibute, i.e. pictures, stories, memoribilia, etc. please feel free to contact us, either through Kenny, or Patty Driscoll, at either of the following email addresses - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. we are waiting to hear from you and hopefully we learn from each other and better preserve our history.


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The knowledge that we are sharing took many years of research and study to attain. If you found it valuable, please donate through our PayPal Donation button on the left side of this page. Our creative work is funded through donations and that is how we support this site, and keep new information and pictures coming. Thank you!

Again 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.

Anyone with information, photographs, memorabilia, or other "Baltimore City Police" items can contact Ret. Det. Kenny Driscoll at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." like us on Facebook or mail pics to us at 8138 Dundalk Ave. Baltimore Md. 21222 


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  Baltimore City Police 39 Minutes of TerrorLOMBARD & CAREY Hail of sniper bullets in 1976 changed five lives forever. The incident forever changed the Baltimore Police Department One Officer dead four others shot and critically wounded A detailed account of the incident from official reports including the time ...
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  The Baltimore FloodIn 1868, The Jones Falls OverflowedCausing a Disaster Known as "Baltimore’s Black Friday Flood.” In 1868, the Jones Falls overflowed, a disaster now known as Baltimore’s “Black Friday Flood.” The flood, which is illustrated above on the cover of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated, took 50 lives and caused millions of dollars in ...
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  Police History It is no secret that America inherited much of its governmental institutions from Great Britain. American law enforcement is no exception. British policing can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The first Europeans who landed on our shores, found a strange and wondrous new land, inhabited by strange and wondrous people. The newcomers had ...
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    The Maryland Seal and the Baltimore Arms For The SunCOSMOS The Sun (1837-1987); Nov 1, 1880; pg. 6 The Maryland Seal and the Baltimore Arms In the Library of the City Hall you will find two electric types, one of which is called “The Seal of the State of Maryland” the other “The Coat of Arms of Lord Baltimore” and the ...
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Women and the Baltimore Police Department Timeline of some of Baltimore's Women in Law Enforcement In the 1915 BPD Rules and Regulations, a Policewomen's job was described as Rule 20 Page 48-49 Matrons of the Police Force (Policewomen) 1. Matrons of the Police Force (Policewomen), are conservators of the peace and members of the Force; they are amenable to the rules and regulations of ...
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