August Vollmer has long been lauded for the innovations he brought to policing. But revelations about some of his beliefs are making people reexamine his legacy.
A priceless artifact from Berkeley police history turned up in a $5 box of books at an estate sale in Texas. How did it come home to Berkeley?
August Vollmer is known as the “father of modern policing.” A new exhibit and in-depth book will allow more people to learn his story.