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Halifax (N.S.). Police Department scenes of crime examination books
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1920-1933, 1942-1943, 1957-1959, 1963-1974 (Creation)
- Halifax (N.S.). Police Department Detective Division
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19 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.
Scope and content
Sub-series consists of the scenes of crime examination books of the Halifax Police Department's Detective Division. These books are similar to duty books (series 102-16C). They contain short paragraph entries on each crime the Division investigated, generally including the crime and details surrounding it, the complainant, names of any possible suspects, and occasionally the result of the investigation.
Immediate source of acquisition
These records were transferred from the Halifax Regional Police in 2006.
Incidents recorded alphabetically by complainant or person involved within chronological volumes.
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Restrictions on access
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.