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City and County of Denver Dept. of Safety and Excise Police Dept. Records

Identifier: WH931

Scope and Contents

Includes police surgeon records; police docket; newspaper clippings; police lab book; safety sign information, photographs.


  • 1900-1982

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Officially established by city charter in 1861. In 1891 a metropolitan police system was established under a board of commissioners appointed by the governor. In 1901 the department was returned to municipal control by the adoption of a home rule amendment.


11 Boxes

34 oversize folios

4 Volumes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lt. Mike Morahan, Captain Gary Graham, City and County of Denver, 1985, 1989, 2007, 2008.

File Plan

One volume, police surgeon 9/4/1951-1/1/1952 returned as a permanent loan to the Denver Police Dept. in 1985.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection includes former C Photo Collection 241.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States