Commissioner Roosevelt: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City Police, 1895-1897

Jeffers, H. Paul

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Synopsis: "A lively, entertaining and well-researched portrait of a zealous reformer during the historic crusade that successfully launched his career in government."--Booklist

COMMISSIONER ROOSEVELT: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City Police, 1895 - 1897

When Theodore Roosevelt took office as New York's police commissioner in 1895, the Metropolitan Police force was barely more than a confederation of thugs and petty criminals whose chief activity was to extort protection money from local merchants. The thirty-seven-year-old Roosevelt rode roughshod over the corrupt bosses and power brokers and transformed the police into one of the first modern law enforcement agencies in the world.

Combining the best elements of biography and social history, Commissioner Roosevelt reveals a fascinating episode from the life of one of America's most colorful cities, and one of her most charismatic leaders.

From the Publisher: A social history of turn-of-the-century New York that focuses on Theodore Roosevelt from 1895-1897, when he served as police commissioner. During his term, Roosevelt made revolutionary innovations, including hiring the first woman in the history of the New York City police department, setting up bicycle patrols, and creating the first fingerprint department in American police history. This highly readable account makes the personalities of the era and the historical setting come alive.

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