wofld in odKT hnes c4 endeainar than by tfadr woA as
news gatbereis and writecs. When Sbeciff H. P. (Jack)
Gkasoo was appcinted SheiiS^ of Alameda Cowtty we
stated he was the fiist new^apennan in this neck of the
woods to get a top job in law enfotcement. Now we aie
ChlEF F^uvs: ' 7- - â€¢
happy to present another oeÂ«.~~ -^
die grade in law enfoccement.
He is dief Frank J. Ofeooer :: W i:
Onef ]ames M. Giaws of diat dty. becaise of illness
stepped out as Qiief of Police last October, after serving
die dty so well for so many years, the dty ooundl picked
SpcÂ«ts Editor O^mer to fiD die vacant i^ce. Mr. C^ner
had never been a member <d any pabce dqnrtment prior
to the appointment as head of die WatsonviDe Pabce
Department. However, bring a WatsonviOe bom boy, a
graduate (rf Santa Qara Universty and a workii^ news-
paper man on dke Register-I^jarcxan covering all ass^-
ments until made ^xxts editor, he had demoostrated his
abiHty to handle anydiing diat came his way. He was
mighty popular in his home town and die people liked
him and they aD said he would make good, and that b<e
Chief O^ooer was bom m 1921, aitd after getong
grammar and hi^ school traming entered Sania Clara
Un ive rs i t y , graduatii^ in ISH?. Enlisting immediately
in the army he served duee years, most of k overseas and
came out a Captain of ArtiDery. Returning to his home
room with Im wife, the farmer Norine ifirphy, \chom be
married before going over to Europe, he got himsdf a
job on die town s paper, one of die oldest in die state.
Like all cub reporters he covered aD stories^ and among
diese he was brought in contact with the police dqnrt-
ment. That is aD die experience he has ever had widi a
Pblice Department. He was put at the head of ^'atson-
villc's Police Force on October S. last year.
His college education, his experience as an army man
wfaidi Cook him to a captaincy, made it easy tor htm to
grasp the detail of running the city's Polics Depart-
ment, of 18.
He fbond his predecesBor had left a well or^niaed
body of men and tfaRB has tasls were eaaer, though he
has plans for fotose onprovemenCs that wiD give the dty's
8s,300 people the bea in the enforcement of Ae. law.
Already tfaioi^ his efforts diere are to be tnstaBrd
3S stop I^it s^nak at the intersections oo die main
street of the town, wfaidi is properly named Main.
He has five Bien ^"s^^ne^ to trafic, mder O&cer C. E.
H^w?. who B a graduate of the Coast TraÂ£c Ingtitiite
at the U mve r aty of Cahlamia.
There e one oommisaQned officer, Ljentmant Â£. H.
Dids and two sergeants, KGIo Cooper and Sam Vocinidi.
The Department has its own radio station handlpd by
Tedundian Harry Harrison, and aD police cars are out-
fitted widi diree-way radio sets.
Odier members ai the fca\3e are:
J. E. Mil^ianidi, W. S. James, Ben Jacobeotu Pat Rooney.
J. G. Brandon- W. L Jessup. F. J. Martin, R C Anton,
C E. H3wt. F. C Enaainger. R- C Mock. J. C Wright.
Ned A. Gluiiin. R R Shion. Qerk Elma Bttske.
Chief and Mis^ Oteier havÂ« two children i boy and
WatsooviDe's mayor is C. R Baker, and as tar as we
can kam he has die lecocd for continuous service as a
municipal chief csecutive, wtth 2 1 years of excellent serv-
ice to the dty. He is recognized for his fund of knowledge
cÂ£ municipal affairs and las to hs cz^^iit the enactment
by the legisiatnre of dke act which returrs to cities and
counties a portion of die funds collected on the gasoliDe
tax. Ife has for years been a meet successful busness man
in the great appk and produce area in and anMmd Wat-
soavilk, and is yet pfominent in die deep ficeeae business
diat has m recent years changed the mediod of preparing
food for die people duou^nat die natiocL
like all CaHfomia aaaHoanities and cities crime is oa
the increase in Watsonvflle since die end of the war.
but like many other dties WatsonviHc fe keeping its crtme
inaease less than die tocrease of its populatiQCi. Chief
Corner and his men veiD stiD contribute its quota of of-
fenders to San Quentin and other penal institutions of
the state when they try dieir hand at getting somediing
for nothii^, as the saying goes.
We are m:^ty glad to see a newspaper reporter as a
Qiief of Pbbce and we feel certain that Chief Oteier
will justify our pleasure, by giving WatsonviDe a good
QL',AU"n' GROCERIES A.ND ME-XTS
CEXER-*L JUERCH-OTDISE - BEER .VM) WTSE
'$<?Â« SCTTER 5~r;Â£Â£T SAN r^ANClSCC :' CAUF.
l\>LlOK AND TbAOF OFFICERS JOIRNAL
A N 1) E R '
5Â«TÂ»ni<; Humholdt Counts â€¢i/fc iht
jimcst in Jcvclry for 4S ^â– car^
Fifth Street 1
. C A 1 1 K O R M A 1
V. M. BALDOCR
S T r D E B A K E R
Sales and Service
>04 Sixth Street
El REKA. CALIFORNIA
OxÂ»ncd And OjvratcJ bv Enroka Capital
H G GlLMORF
Â» * *
'}h'hcrc You Meet Your Frietids'
Â» * *
410 Fifth Street
EL REKA. CALIFORNIA
A. LEAT &
J. ZENTNER CO.
Fruit and Veiretables
Polar Frozen Foods
^â– . ]. Martin
EL REKA. CALIFORNIA
COTTAGE CANDY SHOP i
Fountain - Lunch i
L. C. Prestn'ood
2237 California Street
j I Wholesale Liquors
Eureka, California i
VCJUCt AND VtACt OfnCOUS^ yjiM96AL
Chief Basil W. Gresory, Eureka
Af-^rr -.OT' ;â€¢.'â– â– â– -:â– â– :: ;'.,â€¢- ,'â– ';-,'-.-Ji(jj jtrKc* acu Site t*-
Omi fi Poliae m 194f . Ha* -^f^Mtmem, hy Ua^jr
RrÂ»a, tame tStet at maSf dmit tktmifii ike lamk* - -
pedki, *r.ri aidii* -j-' i^-JUi'^vUer -yjsr't <Â»u-jk: 3Mtv(C fSim^
' i rjistrv^ Ksiat â€¢,', â– Hit 'j'jtwriFsr â€¢::',â– -a<rv-j^ anvie ''^e
^^ ewe, ivr Â£ tiyrvsi â– '.arc w^rt is/i rxt '.r x, v.
Seak svmâ€ž hA â– tin â– .
CasBy, Gkarf Gs!?: .
tm Â«p SB (WD 4bcada^ Tkse asc aÂ» ^^r^' ^ 'â– -
Gs^arr and aC 1^ fine taae iit aBÂ«^ he aKT
Â» aro wiatatBtig for ^igMrao Bce- '.ii-rue && aod ^osfe^ 5^
Ik Gbef s a 'WdUiHC,'" itaÂ«B^ hssa Sxeis as Me> v.-:zyet^as: f iun fa tflfe !t%r
Â£tja4. Ote^BBL mamg <o EaEE&a ae a fÂ«B&. Tftae waaai e
Â«sa%^ aadi of a A a a ge . far paqptfaadfr vataat ftmnr
htMt asmatfheaaHtAt f&gaBsl neKaaftfaoBz ttÂ» aoat Â«f
-^ an tan
'*' TMBttr 'JBK. wi Bt fogtB VBe sett <m ok
' itwUt iBr iHi^^'iinim
POUCE AND PEACE OFnCERS^ JOURNAL
Eonda, nbe ana wtatedy dly ia die Umted Stares,
is tiie home pact erf die Coast Guaid in lias area, -sdndi
has a. iBcacd of aax^ dwiifag xBases on die perilous
and jÂ»>^ Â»faj'i ^1 oocdi coast.
Pardao me, readers, far gettang off of pniiring (sonmik
more Hke a Qumher of Ckxamcrce boost) bat Ac wdlsei
has made treqasoL trips to this del^aful owMiy far
same tidrty years and eadi time it seoss mote rwirimg â€”
but back to tiie subject.
Qaef Gregory has a weD knit force of twenty rtffirfT?
and dependable Mrs. Matlhevs, matraa. Captain Peder-
son is in chai^ at nis^ The deparnment is 'wefl pcovided
widi ladio cats and moccrcydes. The mXalKng <d paA-
ing meseis has redoced some of tne f cnner tiafic probleias
I KL\H TAXI CAB CO.
DINK BEAN^ER. Mgr.
Taxi Service to Anv Section
10" North Slaae Street
EUREKA BEM:RAGE CO.
P A R - T - P A K
R. C. COLA
Frank Craney - Frank Sikaoc
A. BRIZARD. Inc. j
Hoopa - ^eitchp>ec - Willow Creek
Klamath - Areata - Eureka
Commercial Fishermen's Supplies
Frank Breeden. Jr.
Seoood and E Streets
Welcome to the
307 Second Street
Buck and Chuck
B E N Z I N G E R
Radio Sales & SerWce
426 H Street
OK OCf tXtSSKtf.
As Ins Iseea dbe iaK ni
â– tfiiy^j nss BBa uk â€”â„¢tÂ»w podt vav vdbb^k ok
iHiilBanMaed ionz^ aoiil at gffiidJ o^^iEHHg op of
POIJCE AND PEACE OfWKESS JDOUCAL
^MWÂ® â„¢ grmwr aa ? â€” ~ â– â€” â€”
a^ \ TEX ^^TSDOW \\TLLL\3I:
ias. ' ,^^
inr Chi^ ~Gbz^ fruit a
uSflB IBE ^ i WPtr ?
^rJK . Mi i i i iii I' T r i
F. Pu >L\THES
J e ^v e 1 r y
L A Z I (J â€¢ S
S E A F D S
Cjocncjr I And aad & Sonet
I The Bohmansson Drug: Co. i
^ â™¦ 8
I I Prescription Specialists 8
P J". Xe.Â»ilÂ£. ?r:c. !
- â– ' ' i <
D A \ I E L S N â€¢ S 8
QUALITY MEVS WEAR
â– ci F Sciccts
D R r G S
B and G
L I Q U R S
I Eureka, California
POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS .,OURNAL
HARVEY M. HARPER CO.
Harvey G. Harper. Manager
Phone 3040 6th and B Streets
600-602 Fourth Street (Corner of G)
524 Fifth Street
502 A Street
It has to be good
Coffee Shop Dining Rooms
Second and F Streets
Foot of F Street
POLICE AND PEACE OFHCERS" JOURNAL
C M P A N Y
4401 San Leandro Street
For \X'oinen and Children
The Fruitvale Toggery
E. 14th at 38th Ave.
OAKLAND - FRUrrV'ALE
I-L\NSON NLACHIXE and SUPPLY CO.
DRAG SAWS - REPAIR SERMCE
PETERSONS MENS XTEAR
FINE APPAREL FOR MEN
Frank and Yvone
To OUT law enforcement officers
G L ROOM
Our Bar came around the Horn in '65.
The Palace Hotel's Original Bar.
101 D Street
Day Phone l-Wl
Nlfbt Phone S43
SI7 Fiftk Stmt
K. B. McC.ARThri"
SALES ANT) SERVICE
SEV'ENTH AND H STREET;
10 THIRD STREET
C.\XDY - FOUVrATN - LL"NCH
POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS' JOURNAL
CRIME TRENDS IN CALIFORNIA
By Chief George H. Brereton
Division of Criminal Ideyitification and Investigation, State Department of justice
(Continued from last issue)
It has been said previously that good reporting and
record systems benefit the individual department. Much
time could be devoted to a discussion of this subject, but it
will suffice for our purpose to mention only a very
In all departments one of the major responsibilities of
the chief administrator is to obtain adequate finances
Chh F GFORCii: H. Brereton
for the necessary personnel and equipment. There is no
better way to justify a request for an increased budget
than by complete and accurate statistical reports. If the
police chief or sheriff can point out to the City, County,
to the Board of Supervisors, or, if necessary, to the com-
munity as a whole, through the local newspapers, the
number of crimes being committed, the increase over
previous years, and the increased work load placed on
his department which is preventing adequate protection
to the citizen, he will usually have little trouble in ob-
taining what he needs. But his records must be accurate
and they must be complete.
A second value of good reports and records to the
department, and particularly to the chief administrator,
is that he can use the information contained therein to
determine his crime problem generally and also specifically
with respect to types of crimes and location, and distribute
his force accordingly. In other words, by analyzing his
problem from a study of his reports and records he can,
if necessary, apply the principle of selective enforcement
arid' possibly gain a little more efficiency from a police
force which is inadequate to meet an existing situation.
Finally the forwarding of' reports by all local depart-
ments on all felonies, on all stolen and pawned property,
and the fingerprint cards and photographs of all persons
arrested, to the State Division of Criminal Identification
and investigation, assures the department of state-wide
coverage and the assistance of more than four hundred
California law enforcement agencies. In these days of
rapid transportation the burglar may have committed
crimes in San Diego yesterday, operate in Fresno today,
and burglarize a safe in Yreka tomorrow. Check men,
"bunco" operators, and robbers may quickly travel from
one part of the state to the other, hut they will leave in
each community in which they operate, some information
as to their physical description or their Modus Operandi.
They may also pawn or sell property in one community
which they have stolen in another part of the State.
Although is it not impossible for one department to
send copies of its crime reports, stolen and pawned prop-
erty reports, fingerprint cards and photographs to every
other law enforcement agency in the State, it would be
inefficient and uneconomical. Also it would be unneces-
sary, since the same results can be obtained by sending
reports to the State Division of Criminal Identification
Too much emphasis cannot be placed on the importance
of promptly forwarding all crime reports, fingerprint
cards, photographs, stolen and pawned property reports
to the State Division. In order to give the maximum
amount of information or assistance to local law enforce-
ment agencies it is necessary for them, in turn, to furnish
complete information concerning crime and criminal activi-
ties. The files of the Division of Criminal Identification
and Investigation can be compared to a bank. Before
money can be withdrawn it is necessary that there be
money deposited in the bank; before information can be
obtained it is necessar)' that information be placed in the
files of the Division.
Another comparison can be made â€” this time v.'ith re-
spect to a criminal's activities. Crime reports, and the
p. O. Box 476
Phone 5 P. O.
HOTEL RIVER VIEW
Manuel Lira, Prop.
GOLDEN STATE RADIATOR WORKS
Manufacturing, Cleaning and Repairing of Radiators and Gas Tanks
Authorized Harrison and National Heavy Duty Flat Tube
Radiator Cores for Passenger, Truck and Tractor
Phones: KEIiog 4-5788 - 4-5721
Pickup and Delivery Service
3529 EAST TWELFTH STREET OAKLAND 1. CALIF.
THE PARADISE CLUB
Austin and Borden, Proprietors
BEER. WINE AND A VARIETY OF FOODS
Phone TE. 2-9443
4A5 SEVENTH STREF.T OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA
POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS" JOURNAL
information contained therein, are similar to the parts
of a jig-saw puzzle. If you have all the parts there is
no difficulty in completing the puzzle and recognizing the
picture: in the case of a criminal, if all of his crimes are
carefully reported, usually he can finally be identified
You are probably thinking that I have gone far afield
from subject of Crime Trends in California. I have done
this deliberately as I believe it is far more important at
this moment that you realize the great value of reporting
and that all law enforcement agencies of the State now
begin forv^-arding all felony reports to the State Division,
than it is to know the percentage of increase in crime.
That, of course, is also important but it is of even greater
importance that we take some positive action towards
decreasing the acti\'ities of criminals. Prompt reporting
will make possible more identifications, more apprehen-
sions, and a consequent discouragement of criminal
In spite of the unsatisfactory picture that we have
indicated with respect to crime reporting and criminal
statistics, we do have some figures, based on the reports
of certain departments which are fairly consistent in their
reporting, that indicate crime as a whole has increased
in California. Some of these figures have been compiled
from an actual count of the crime reports (that is a copy
of the officer's investigation report) which have been
received by our Division. As has been said pre\'iously
these reports are analyzed in our Modus Operandi Section
primarily for the purpose of identifying an unknown
criminal and connecting a crime, or crimes, reported as
having been committed in one community, with crimes
which have been reported by the law enforcement official
of another community'. The statistical information is a
"by-product" although a verv- important "by-product"
obtained when the crime reports are processed in the
Modus Operandi Secrion.
/ To Be Continued )
â€¢Â»50 12 th Street
504 Tenth Street
O.AKLAND 7. CALIF.
Atlas and Power King
METAL AND WOODWORKING HOME WORK SHOP TOOLS
OAKLAND AUTOMATIC SALES CO.
Telephone GLencourt 1-8833
125 TENTH STREET
Phone .ANdover |.07<)3
1806 TENTH A\ENLE
OAKLAND 6. CALIF.
THE WNE that everybody is TALKING about
Fopp'cno California Sweet and Dry Wines
Sold in all the best places
DA VI WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR
HELLO. FROM VIC AND DAVE
355 EIGHTH STREET
Phone GLencourt 1-0258
SIM'S EQUIPMENT CO.
COO.X. CHA!N D.=11VES
PAGE & PAGE LOGGING TRAILERS
416 EAST EIGHTH STREET
Phone TEmplebar 2-8776
Call Day or Night
BURIAL INSURANCE CARRIED
Charles Baker, Deputy Coroner Alameda County
1214 EIGHTH STREET
OAKLAND 7. CALIF.
R. F. Reld, Jr.
SIMPSON SCREEN CO.
REID &: CO.. Lumber and Supplies
LUMBER DISTRIBUTORS AND MILL REPRESENTATIVES
401 TENTH .A\ENUE
OAKLAND 6. CALIFORNIA
Deslauriers Column Mould Co.. Inc.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Los Angeles, California
1766 ELE\ENTH STREET
St. Paul. Minnesota
Los Angeles, Csltfornia
Telephone TEmplebar 2-7300
1050 EAST EIGHTH STREET OAKLAND 6. CALIFORNIA
W. (Red) Beck
Phone TWinoaks 3-9634
Beck Refrigeration Engineering
COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION SERVICE
SALES - SERVICE - INSTALLATION
2203 EIGHTH ANENUE
OAKLAND 2. CALIF.
WE PICK UP AND DELIVER
LIBERAL CASH AND CARRY DISCOUNTS
MORTENSEN'S RUG CLEANING CO.
I0I2I SAN LE.ANDRO BL\D.. Phone SW. 8-3201
1081 THIRD STREET. Phone GLencourt 1-9878 '
POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS' JOURNAL
Former Officer Fitzgerald in New Job
The San Francisco Police Department lost a mighty
good man when Officer Frederick Fitzgerald resigned to
accept the position of director of law enforcement at San
Francisco's Junior College, taking over his new job on
Born in this city hy the Golden Gate on October 12,
1908, he finished his primary schooling at Columbia
Grammar School, graduating in 1923, and then gradu-
ated from Mission Hogh School in June 1927. At this
school he was a star football player, being an all city full-
back in 1926. He also starred on the track and was captain
of track in 1927 and a sprinter on the All City Team.
After finishing High School he entered Columbia Uni-
versity, Portland, Oregon, in 1927, where he played
guard on the College team. He attended Columbia for
one year and returning joined the Y. M. I. football team
in the fall of 1926. This team, under Coach Fred Swan,
defeated Stanford 7 to 0. He then joined the Hibernia
Bank working as a bookkeeper, remaining at this institu-
tion until the fall of 1929 when he entered, in August,
1929. the University of San Francisco. He graduated from
this college in 193.3 with a B.S. degree in political science.
At the University of San Francisco he again was a big
factor on the football team coached by Jimmy Needles.
He played fullback on the team that in 1931 defeated
Santa Clara 7 to 0, the first time the San Francisco Uni-
versity had ever defeated its southern neighboring college.
He was also captain of the USF track team coached by
Charles Hunter and Bud Spencer.
After finishing his course at the USF he continued his
studies at the University of California from 1924 to 193'i
and got his credentials as a teacher in physical education
and political science.
He then was again employed by the Hibernia bank.
1335 Grant Avenue
He took and passed several civil service examinations,
hut in passing the one for the Police Department, he
decided this was the job for him and he was appointed a
member on May 2, 1938.
After three months at the Police Academy he served
four years on radio car and foot patrol and was then
assigned to the Police Academy as instructor in police
procedure and physical education. During the war he was
detailed to Civilian Defense duty as instructor of the
Auxiliary Police and in the personnel unit of the Air
Raid Wardens under Chief Gene Broderick of ARWS,
also instructor for the Army Military Police under
Colonel Edward Penaat.
He brushed up on his police training by taking a FBI
course at the USF in administration, fingerprinting and
While with the Police Academy he pursued his studies
at the University of California in Police Administration
and received a Master of Arts degree in 1944.
When veteran Sergeant George Dunsan retired from
the Police Department Officer Fitzgerald in December,
1944, was made instructor in charge of the Police
In this important branch of the Police Department he
made a study of San Francisco patrolmen's jobs, in analy-
sis form, recommending a program of study for recruit
training and accepted by the then Director James English
and with but few changes adopted by former Chief
LEO MORAN MACHINE WORKS
6565 San Pablo Avenue
McGRATH STEEL CO.
131 Harrison Street
Res. LAndscape 5-5208
877 60th STREET
FRED H. WERNER
T. E. Lemasncy
Telephone OLympic 2-6167
LEMASNEY BROS. COMPANY
PIANO and FURNITURE REFINISHING and REPAIRING
References; Any of the Best Piano or Furniture Houses
047 SIXTY. FIRST STREET OAKLAND. CALIF.
RADIOS - REFRIGERATORS - WASHING MACHINES
MODERN MUSIC & ELECTRIC CO
1639 SEVENTH STREET OAKLAND 7. CALIFORNIA
Phone: Hlgate 4 <)6I8
CIGAR STORE AND SHINE PARLOR
Full Line of Cosmetics -::- Local and National Newspapers
1170 SEVENTH STREET OAKLAND 7. CALIFORNIA
SLIM JENKINS CAFE
FINE FOODS - IMPORTED WINES AND LIQUORS
ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY - FREE PARKING
1748 SE\'ENTII ST. Ph, GL- I 0122 OAKLAND
March. J 948
POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS" JOURNAL
Charles Dullea; ran a 16-week program based on job
analysis and was continued as instructor in charge by
Director James Quigley in 1947.
So well known was his ability in all these important
tasks that he was offered an appointment at Washington
State College in its Police School as an instructor in
PoUce Science and also as head of San Jose State College
Finally he accepted an offer from the Junior College
of his native city.
This school provides for professional training for the
student who had a definite interest and adaptability to a