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20th-Century Police Department History

The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, and the massive City Hall graft scandals, brought about a complete revamping of the San Francisco Police Department.

This concise history appeared in the 1982 "San Francisco Police Department Yearbook," self-published by the San Francisco Police Officers' Association. Text was written by Wes Van Winkle, based upon Gladys Hansen's book "Behind the Silver Star: An Account of the San Francisco Police Department."

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