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?
Major new biography, exhibit on August Vollmer, Berkeley’s first police chief
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.
25 years later: Henry’s hostage crisis remembered
Henry’s hostage crisis: Berkeley Special Response Team officers move in. Photo: David Yee Henry’s hostage crisis: Berkeley Special Response Team officers move in. Photo: David Yee The shots rang out just after midnight, leaving seven people injured and dozens held hostage in Henry’s Publick House at the Hotel Durant in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood. One of […]
Saving the history of the Berkeley Police Department
Picture of August Vollmer and other officers in 1905 When Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan heard that the late vintner Jess Jackson might have once been a Berkeley police officer in the 1950s, he was intrigued. Wouldn’t that be an interesting detour in a life that took Jackson from a poor childhood in San Francisco […]