Halifax (N.S.). Police Department detective call books

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Halifax (N.S.). Police Department detective call books

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  • 1933-1934, 1939-1941, 1959-1969, 1971 (Creation)
    Halifax (N.S.). Police Department Detective Division

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11 v. of textual records

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In 1873 the Halifax Police Department's detective division was established. The detectives, who wore plain clothes rather than the police uniform, investigated crimes referred to it by the patrol division. Detectives generally dealt with crimes that required an in-depth investigation. In 1996 the Division was replaced by the amalgamated Halifax Regional Police Criminal Investigation Division.

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Sub-series consists of the call books of the City of Halifax Police Department's Detective Division. Similar to patrol record books (series 102-16B), these usually list the following for each crime reported: date, name and address of complainant, time, nature of complaint, and investigator.

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These records were transferred from the Halifax Regional Police in 2006.


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This sub-series may contain personal information. Access is restricted for 100 years after the record was created, or 20 years after the death of the identified individual. Contact an archivist for details.

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