Arthur Woods, New York Police Commissioner

Title

Arthur Woods, New York Police Commissioner

Description

When Arthur Woods was a journalist, his articles about the local police caught their interest, and they soon recruited him as a Deputy. He believed in not only educating officers, such as encouraging them to be taught classes on law, sociology, and physical education, but also in educating the public, as he published the first safety booklet available to the public. In continuing education for both groups, he established an official police academy in New York. He worked with the “Italian Squad”, a police group composed of Italian-Americans, to break up gangs and labor racketeering. In his first year as Commissioner, he arrested over 200 criminals during the Labor Slugger.

Creator

Bain News Service

Date

Unknown

Source

http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/25700/25793v.jpg

Relation

Rights

A black and white photograph of Arthur Hale Woods, a New York Police Commissioner who implemented criminology and sociology in policing.

Source: Arthur Woods. (2012, September 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:06, October 5, 2012, from http://bit.ly/PeYlV8

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Arthur Woods, NYPC, New York, Police, Law Enforcement

Coverage

Historic

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Arthur_Woods_01.jpg

Reference

Bain News Service, Arthur Woods, New York Police Commissioner, Library of Congress, Unknown

Cite As

Bain News Service, “Arthur Woods, New York Police Commissioner,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/541.