History of Civic Services in the City of New York Police No. 1 : The Rattle Watch

Title

History of Civic Services in the City of New York Police No. 1 : The Rattle Watch

Description

Our Nation’s communities need your protection, and I find great comfort in your selflessness and bravery.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The first law-enforcement officer began to patrol the trails and paths of New York City when it was…a Dutch settlement and fort in the year 1625. This lawman was...charged with keeping the peace, settling minor disputes, and warning colonists if fires broke out at night…. When the High Constable of New York City, Jacob Hays retired from service in 1844, permission was granted by the Governor…to create a Police Depart-ment. A force of approximately 800 men under the first Chief of Police, George W. Matsell, began to patrol the City in July of 1845.

Creator

Vera Bock

Date

1936

Source

https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3b40000/3b48000/3b48900/3b48913r.jpg

Rights

Source: Timeline of American Police. (n.d.).Police Guide. Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://bit.ly/Sz2EeM

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Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Vera Bock

Format

Medium: Silkscreen on Board.

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

17th Century, Law Enforcement, New York, Police. NYC, Public Service

Coverage

New York

Files

https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3b40000/3b48000/3b48900/3b48913r.jpg

Reference

Vera Bock, History of Civic Services in the City of New York Police No. 1 : The Rattle Watch, Library of Congress, 1936

Cite As

Vera Bock, “History of Civic Services in the City of New York Police No. 1 : The Rattle Watch,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/192.