|Repository||Dallas Municipal Archives|
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
|Creator||Dallas Police Department|
|Title||Dallas Police Department Park Patrol Manuals|
|Quantity||1 linear foot (2 boxes)|
|Abstract||Rules and procedures documenting daily operations of Dallas Park Police.|
|Language||Records are in English|Dallas -- Texas -- History
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of Dallas Police Department Park Patrol Manuals. The Dallas City Charter Amendment of 1907 authorized the Park Board to hire police for the Dallas city parks. In 1939, an organized park police force was officially established. This collection contains manuals (and updates to them) written by the Dallas Police Department specifically for the Park Patrol officers. The manuals emphasize that the enforcement of laws should be in a friendly, polite manner. They measured the success and efficiency of the patrols not by the number of arrests made but by the decrease or absence of vandalism and citizen complaints. The specific years for the manuals are 1957, 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1985.
The collection also contains Park Police, a booklet written for the American Institute of Park Executives by L. B. Houston. Houston was the director of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department from 1939 to 1972. This booklet is part of the Management Aids series.
The collection is arranged by date.
Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.
Dallas Police Department Park Patrol Manuals, 1957-1985 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
Dallas -- Texas -- Park and Recreation
Dallas -- Texas -- Police Department
|1||1||Patrol Manual, 1957|
|2||Patrol Manual, 1972|
|3||Patrol Manual (2) Assigned to Mrs. Jean Craft, 1972|
|4||Patrol Manual Sections I-IV, 1976|
|5||Patrol Manual Sections V-VIII, 1976|
|6||Patrol Manual Sections I-IV (2), 1976|
|7||Patrol Manual Sections V-VIII (2), 1976|
|2||1||Operations Manual, 1980|
|2||Patrol Manual Training Bulletin Updates, 1984|
|3||Patrol Manual Updates, 1985|
|4||Patrol Manual, undated|
| ||5||Additions to Park Police Patrol Manual, undated|
|6||Park Police by L. B. Houston for American Institute of Park Executives, 1963|
|7||City codes--park areas, undated|
|8||Park Police Goals and Five-Year Plan, 1977|
|9||Park Police Goals and Five-Year Plan (2), 1977|