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Boston Police Department records circa 1919.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  I have a cousin of my great-grandmother who was a Boston Police Officer at the time of the 1919 Boston Police Strike.  I do not know if he came on force before or after the strike.  Can you tell me where the records for his employment, or were these records destroyed?

Answer:   The records for personnel  are available from the Boston Police Archives.  You can make a request from their Records Manager and Archivist Margaret R. Sullivan   - or fax your request to (617)- 343-9756.  In some case the archives may even have a photograph of the officer you are researching.  The scope of the records in their possession ranges from 1878-1961.

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