|Repository||Dallas Municipal Archives|
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
|Creator||Dallas Police Department|
|Title||Dallas Police Academy Motion Picture Film and Videotape|
|Dates||1957-1973, 1984-1991, undated|
|Quantity||6 reels, 12 video cassettes|
|Abstract||Motion picture film and videotape of activities and training at the Dallas Police Department.|
|Language||Records are in English|
Scope and Content
Collection is composed of 16mm color motion picture film and 1/2" color videotape documenting activities and training in the Dallas Police Department. The Dallas Police Academy is a training program for prospective police officers and started as the Dallas Police Training School in 1945. A temporary recruit training module, however, was in place as early as 1936.
The Dallas Police Academy accepts women and men and transitions civilians into sworn peace officers through phased training, which includes lectures and coursework, examination, and physical fitness testing. Some of the testing is required of all peace officers in Texas, though other units of instruction are specific to the standards maintained by the Dallas Police Department.
The movies and videotapes in this collection were used primarily for internal training and not intended for public consumption, although the Traffic Commission films were meant for viewing in schools and by citizen groups. The collection also includes a public service announcement, scenes from the dedication of a police substation, and briefing information for Dallas Police Department security at the 1984 Republican National Convention.
The collection is arranged chronologically, first by motion picture film then by videotape.
Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future 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 Academy Motion Picture Film and Videotape, 1957-1973, 1984-1991, undated (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas (Tex.). -- Police Department -- History
| || ||Motion Picture Film|
|1||1||Shield Over Dallas, Dallas Citizens' Traffic Commission, 1957|
| ||2||Report to Dallas, Dallas Citizens' Traffic Commission, 1959|
| ||3||White Rock Riot, 1972|
| ||4||Kids, Mini Bikes, and the Dallas Police, 1973|
| ||5||Rape Investigation, Produced by the Dallas Police Training and Education Division, 1973|
| ||6||Park Police, undated|
| || ||Videotape|
| ||7||Republican National Convention protestors surveillance footage, 1984|
| ||8||Republican National Convention: An Overview and Orientation - short version, 1984|
| ||9||Republican National Convention Chief Newman - master shot tape, 1984|
| ||10||Tom Landry public service announcement master, 1987|
| ||11||Mayor Annette Strauss, Councilmember Diane Ragsdale & Dallas City Council testimony, 1989|
| ||12||Unidentified groundbreaking, 1989|
| ||13||History of the Dallas Police Department master, 1991|
| ||14||Lew Sterrett Justice Center Orientation - master shot tape, undated|
| ||15||Parkway fire, undated|
| ||16||Police News - Open and Close "1941", undated|
| ||17||Ed Busch - Friends of the Dallas Police, undated|
| ||18||Northwest Station Dedication, undated|