Board of Police Commissioners.


CHARLES A. MAY, President,
JOSEPH RICE
WILLIAM RICHEY,
JAMES BROWN,


MICHAEL SOLAN, Clerk

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REPORT

OF THE

CHIEF OF POLICE,

FOR THE

Fiscal Year Ending February 29th, 1892.


Office of Chief of Police
   Chancery Street, Trenton, N.J.
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To the Honorable Board of Police Commissioners:

     GENTLEMEN- I have the honor of submitting my annual report as Chief of Police for the fiscal year ending February 29, 1892:
     Our city has been free from any serious disturbances and good order generally has prevailed.
     The discipline of the department has been such as to merit the approval of citizens generally; the officers have been disposed to observe the rules and regulations and to fulfill the duties assigned to them; the captains and sergeants in their districts have endeavored to advance the interest of the department.
     The detective work is shown in the report of that department.
     The truant officer’s work also shows that he has been attentive to his duties.
     The police patrol system has become important to the interest of police business, which is largely dependent upon this service for its efficiency, and yet there is room for improvement.
     The horses, patrol wagon and ambulance of the department are in fair condition.

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     In concluding my report, I desire to express the thanks of the department to his Honor, the Mayor, and to your honorable body for the courtesies extended to the members of the force.

POLICE ROSTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1889

1890

1891

1892

Officers

9

 

9

 

9

 

9

 

Detective Sergeants

 

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

Roundsmen

 

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

Police Surgeon

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

Superintendent of Police Telegraph

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

Patrolmen

41

 

45

 

45

 

55

 

Truant Officer

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

Chancemen

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

Patrol Drivers

2

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

Janitors

2

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total  

56

 

65

 

67

 

77

 

 

     Five officers, two detectives, two roundsmen, two patrol drivers and thirty-two patrolmen report at the Central Station. Four officers, one roundsman and twenty-three patrolmen report at the Second District Station.

ROSTER OF THE POLICE

CHIEF

Charles H. McChesney

 

235 Perry street

 

 

 

CAPTAINS

John J. Cleary

 

226 Second street

William Hartman

 

593 Centre street

 

 

 

SERGEANTS

Andrew Sweeny

 

204 Spring street

Frank B. Vanhorn

 

324 W. State street

Michael McGowan

 

559 S. Warren street

William Dettmar

 

587 S. Chestnut avenue

Judson Hiner

 

515 S. Clinton avenue

John Alcutt

 

36 Ewing street

 


  

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DETECTIVE SERGEANTS

Charles Pilger

 

338 W. State street

Henry Leahy

 

318 Church street

 

 

 

ROUNDS SERGEANTS

James Mullin

 

151 Rose street

Phineas Randolph

 

180˝ Jefferson street

Cornelius McNamara

 

859 S. Broad street

 

 

 

TRUANT OFFICER

William N. Hibbs

 

48 Decator street

 

 

 

POLICE SURGEON

William B. VanDuyn

 

133 Perry street

 

 

 

ELECTRICIAN

C. C. Drake

 

Brunswick avenue

 

 

 

JANITORS

George Crozier

 

182 Brunswick avenue

Peter Snyder

 

Station House

 

 

 

PATROL DRIVERS

Allen M. Rogers

 

30 Fowler street

Edward A. Coughlin

 

249 Hill's alley

 

 

 

PATROLMEN

Alcutt, Anthony

 

10 Southard street

Adams, William V.

 

44 Bellevue avenue

Bamford, Richard J.

 

9 Mott street

Chambers, William

 

330 Elmer street

Clark, George A

 

226 N. Willow street

Culliton, James F

 

30 Olden avenue

Compton, William H.

 

240 N. Willow street

Cochran, Oliver G.

 

336 N. Clinton street

Deck, William

 

481 Centre street

Donnelly, John J.

 

654 S. Broad street

Fay, James J.

 

790 E. State street

Fitzpatrick, Edward

 

503˝ Second street

Ford, George A.

 

125 S. Willow street

Gilbert, John A.

 

97 Carroll street

Hartman, Louis

 

433 Centre street

 


  

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Healy, Andrew

 

207 Southard street

Higgins William

 

27 Sweets avenue

Hoffman, John

 

523 Pennington avenue

Hutchinson, Joseph H.

 

323 Perry street

Higbee, Frank E.

 

316 Cass street

Hillman, Ernest

 

610 Second street

Higham, Charles

 

555 Lamberton street

Hependen, Charles

 

414 Franklin street

Irwin, Charles H.

 

15 Market street

Jackson, James A.

 

410˝ Center street

Kelly, Edward

 

362 N. Clinton avenue

Lane, Dennis

 

44 Bellevue avenue

Laird, James R.

 

217 Kossuth street

Maguire, John

 

345 Second street

McManus, Bernard

 

540 N. Clinton avenue

McCarthy, John J.

 

209 Third street

Meyers, Samuel M.

 

97 Klagg avenue

Mathes, George

 

12 Fountain avenue

McDonald, Martin M.

 

242 Perry street

McDonough, John

 

125 Kossuth street

McKehon, John

 

156 Jefferson street

O'Hara, Patrick

 

427 Centre street

Pilger, Richard

 

233 W. Hanover street

Reese, John  H.

 

54 Butler street

Richter, Henry

 

18 Washington street

Roddy, John P.

 

333 W. Hanover street

Schanck, Charles H

 

203 Market street

Schenck, William H.

 

22 Oak street

Smith, Charles H.

 

58 Poplar street

Smith, James

 

255˝ Elmer street

Smith, Peter J.

 

Bridge, corner of Ferry

Stout, Samuel B.

 

331 Monmouth street

Shannon, Michael

 

751 Second street

Shockley, William

 

130 Adeline street

Traverse, John

 

735 Asbury street

Tyrell, Joseph

 

747 S. Warren street

Weigand, Theodore

 

233 Bridge street

Whildy, Clett R.

 

647 Centre street

Wohlfarth, Theodore

 

18 E. Front street

Zenker, John

 

233 Bayard street

 

 

 

CHANCEMAN

Walters, Jacob

 

115 Fall street

 


  

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MONTHLY CLASSIFICATION OF CRIMES AND OFFENSES.

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MONTHLY CLASSIFICATION OF CRIMES AND OFFENSES - Continued.

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DISPOSITION OF PRISONERS, CLASSIFIED MONTHLY

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OCCUPATION OF PRISONERS, CLASSIFIED MONTHLY

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ARRESTS MADE BY OFFICERS, CLASSIFIED MONTHLY

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TIME LOST BY SICKNESS AND OTHER CAUSES, CLASSIFIED MONTHLY

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RECAPITULATION

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TRIAL UPON COMPLAINTS AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE FORCE DURING THE YEAR.

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NATIONALITY OF PRISONERS, CLASSIFIED MONTHLY.

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CLASSIFICATION OF SEXES, MONTHLY.

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AGE OF PRISONERS, CLASSIFIED MONTHLY.

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APPOINTMENTS OF OFFICERS IN THE DEPARTMENT
DURING THE YEAR.

NAME

DATE.

RANK.

NATIONALITY.

FORMER OCCUPATION.

SOCIAL CONDITION.

Michael Shannon

May 2d, 1891

Patrolman

Irish

Conductor

Married.

Charles Hupenden

June 23d, 1891

Patrolman

German

Kilnman

Married.

Oliver Cochram

June 26th, 1891

Patrolman

American

Potter

Married.

George Mathes

Aug. 7th, 1891

Patrolman

American

Brickmaker

Married.

John McDonnough

Sept. 11, 1891

Patrolman

Irish

Laborer

Married.

Samuel Meyer

Sept. 25th, 1891

Patrolman

American

Boatman

Married.

William Compton

Jan. 2d, 1891

Chanceman

American

Brakeman

Single

 


  

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PATROL AND AMBULANCE SERVICE, CLASSIFIED MONTHLY.

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CITY OF TRENTON - POLICE TELEGRAPH STATIONS
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REPORT

OF THE

TRUANT OFFICER,

FOR THE

For Year Ending March 1, 1892.


Trenton, N.J., April 30th, 1892.
To the Honorable Board of Police Commissioners:

     GENTLEMEN- I herewith present my report of the work done in the Truant Department from March 1st, 1891, to March 1st, 1892.
     There have been 392 names of truant children investigated, as follows, viz:

Number of children reported from public schools – Day324
Number of children reported from public schools – Night50
Number boys returned to parents and then returned to school15
Number of arrests made of truant children3
Total 392

     I have received through the Factory Inspector fifty reports, which have been properly attended to.
     A boy by the name of Adam Michael, of 206 Washington street, Second police district, was arrested on January 29th, 1891 and again arrested on February 18th, 1892, and discharged by the Police Justice.
     The number of children reported and found to be over 16 years of age – 5.
     No reports have been received from private schools and no reports from parents during the year.

               Respectfully submitted,
                         WILLIAM N. HIBBS.
                                   Truant Officer.


  

 

REPORT

OF THE

CHIEF OF DETECTIVES,

FOR THE

Fiscal Year Ending February 29th, 1892.


Trenton, N.J., April 30th, 1892.
To the Honorable Board of Police Commissioners:

     GENTLEMEN- I respectfully submit my first annual report of the operations of the Detective Bureau for the fiscal year ending February 29th, 1892, and present for your consideration the work performed by this branch of the service as showing in the tabulated form.
     There has been 129 arrests made for the various crimes as designated, and which represents but a small portion of the work done by the officers of the Department.
     When arrests are made and prisoner safely confined, it then requires labor in getting the evidence in many cases to secure a conviction.
     The officers are also required to be constantly watchful for suspicious persons and suspected thieves, for the purpose of locating their resorts and associates to enable them to prevent, as well as detect, the committing of crime.
     Our city is rapidly growing in population and with its increase it is evident that our laws are more liable to be violated, and however vigilant and efficient the officers may be, crimes will be committed, and no human device can prevent it.
     Complaints are made of petty thieving, but during the past year we have had no expert work in our city by professionals, which can be attributed to some extent to both the detectives and Police Departments.
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worked for the success of this arm of the service, and the officers of the Police Department who have rendered assistance in making arrests, and also locating people wanted for crimes committed, are deserving of praise and official notice.
     In concluding this report I desire, on behalf of the officers, to tender your honorable body their appreciation of your kindness in furnishing a gallery, which will prove benefit and add greatly to the efficiency of the department.

Respectfully,
     CHAS. H. McCHESNEY,
          Chief of Detectives

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REPORT

OF THE

POLICE SURGEON,

FOR THE

Fiscal Year Ending February 29th, 1892.


Office of Police Surgeon
   Trenton, N.J., May 2d, 1892
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To the Honorable Board of Police Commissioners:

     GENTLEMEN- I herewith respectfully submit my report as Surgeon of Police for the year ending February 29th, 1892, as follows:
     Nine (9) applicants were examined for the force during the year, all of whom were found to be physically qualified in accordance with the rules as laid down in the manual of the Police Department.
     The Surgeon has at all times promptly attended the sick and injured members of the force; also, such prisoners requiring his aid as were brought to the station either in the day or night time.
     The subjoined table is appended setting forth the various diseases and accidents and number of cases of each treated, occurring on the force during the year:

 

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     Influenza, or the so-called “La Grippe,” again appearing as an epidemic in our city during the past winter, there were in all twenty-three (23) members of the force attacked with that disease, the largest number falling sick in the month of December. Although a few of the cases were very ill, all recovered. There were no deaths from any cause.
     Three hundred and thirty-eight (338) visits to sick and disabled members were made during the year and sixty-three (63) day and night visits to the stations, on special call, to attend prisoners.
     A case of attempted rape on a little girl eight years old was examined at Second Precinct Station.
     As smallpox prevailed in certain sections of the city during the fall and winter, to protect the force against that disease all the members were examined as to the necessity for vaccination. Quite a number found to be unprotected, were accordingly vaccinated.
     During the winter months four (4) lectures were delivered to the force – divided into sections – on the subject of “Emergencies,” or “First aid to the injured.” These lectures, demonstrated on the living subject, were designed to be very plain and practical, so as to be readily understood by all who heard them. Your Surgeon observed that the lectures were listened to attentively and, he believes, with profit.

Respectfully submitted,
          WM. B. VAN DUYN,
                    Surgeon of Police