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Photograph - August Klassen - Weehawken PD Chief 1921 - 1939

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Black and white photograph of Police Chief August Klassen. He was born in Germany, came to NY as a child and moved to Weehawken in 1899, working his way up in the department. Klassen became Chief when Patrick McGann died in 1921. Weehawken resident…

Photograph - Patrick Mc Gann - Weehawken PD Chief 1907-1921

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Patrick McGann served as Weehawken Police Chief, was also a member of the Weehawken Board of Health for several years and ran a popular saloon named for himself in the Shades. Weehawken resident Billy Rapacki found this photograph at a yard sale.

Looking Backward - Turn of the Century Weehawken Policemen

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Newspaper clipping (unknown date or paper) from the collection of Chief Edward Kirk ahowing Weehawken's finest and their spiffy uniforms and mustaches in 1901. Henry Frank was mayor at the time. Patrick McGann was "leading politician".

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Weehawken Police Blotter (1898-1903)

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This desk blotter records the activities of the Weehawken Police Department and the people whom they served, protected and arrested from 1898 through 1903.

Tooling at 16MPH Rated A Ticket Back in 1918

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This news clipping features a photo of Chief Ed Kirk (before he was Chief) on his motorcycle getting ready to run down anyone who dared speed through Weehawken's streets at the unheard of speed of 15 mph. Probably from the Jersey Journal.

Weehawken Police Department 1912

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This portrait of the men of the Weehawken Police Department in 1912 was donated by Peter Troost who notes... "There were 3 generations of FLOODS on the Weehawken Police Force. Robert Flood (pictured) his son David Flood, and David's son James. C.…

Weehawken Junior Rifle Club Patch

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Gold and Blue patch: Weehawken Police Junior Rifle Club, NRA Affiliate. According to Time Machine user John Haug (WHS '66)... The Weehawken Junior Rifle Club met in the attic of the Town Hall in the early 60s. There was a 50s pistol range there at…

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1940s Weehawken Mug Shots

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A collection of Weehawken Police Department mug shots from the 1940s. We don't have any information on who these people were or what they were accused of doing.

Weehawken Police Department Manual

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This manual was issued to all members of the WPD during the tenure of Mayor Charles Leech (around 1924). It provided the Weehawken policeman with rules, regulations, ordinances and more.

Keeping Police Batteries Charged in a Hilly Square Mile

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This article, written by Weehawken Police Chief Edward Kirk, appeared in the November, 1946 issue of The American City magazine, in the ever popular Traffic Control and Facilitation section. It describes how the problems caused by those new fangled…