Police Video: Blast from the Past

Enjoy this historical police video called “This Is Your Police Department.”  Filmed in 1951, this police film follows “Joe” through a career with the Detroit Police Department.  I don’t know what is better:  the crossdraw uniform holster or the drunk blowing up a balloon for breath testing. Of course, rolling to a “family trouble” call in a “scout car” may be the best.

Police videos like this should be mandatory viewing for all new recruits. It would give them a sense of where the profession has been and how good we’ve got it now.

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Richard Johnson is a gun writer, police trainer and really bad joke teller. Check out his other writing on sites like Human Events, The Firearm Blog and Police & Security News.

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