Book Talk and Signing: Providence Police Department

Monday, August 18, 2014

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2014-08-18 18:30 - 20:00

The authors of an updated history of the Providence Police Department recently published by Arcadia Press will discuss their research and stories in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Police Department.  Learn about the development of policing in Providence from the colonial era to the present day and learn how the growth of the Providence Police mirrored the growth of the city.  

Paul Campbell is the former director of the Rhode Island Historical Society Library and the current archivist for the City of Providence. John Glancy served on the Providence Police Department for 27 years and retired as captain in 2003. George Pearson joined the Providence Police Department in 1978, serving in the patrol division and as a detective in the Bureau of Criminal Identification. Utilizing original materials from police files and other local archives, the authors chronicle the challenges of police work. 

The author talk and book signing will also include a guided tour of the current exhibition on the Providence Police Department on display in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room and in the 3rd floor hallway.  

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. 

Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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