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This intriguing and meticulously-researched book examines police equipment of yesteryear. The curious will find it a readable and nostalgic link with the past. Serious collectors will find a wealth of information to identify the age, maker, history, and value of numerous pieces of equipment. The historian will find a trove of new research and original source documents including early patent drawings, advertisements, and more.
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For the first time a book has been written about the equipment carried by police officers of our grandfather's day. Modern handcuffs hadn't been invented and any number of restraining devices were patented to help the officer subdue his prisoner. Flashlights didn't exist so the police carried lanterns to light their way. Billy clubs and nightsticks were invented which had built into them whistles, knives, rattles, handcuffs, tear gas dispensers, and almost everything but the kitchen sink.About the Author:
Matthew G. Forte is a retired Training Director and Manager of National Accreditation for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police. He created the first Police Command College to be run at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Forte is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Society for Industrial Security. He has been published in the Police Chief and Transit Policing.
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Book Description Turn of the Century Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110966593839
Book Description Turn of the Century Publishers, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0966593839