This Detective Division equipment display at the Cranston Street Armory includes .38 caliber revolvers, a Remington shotgun, a riot gun and grenades. Also included are a comparator microscope which was used in ballistics, a camera enlarger, a microscope, and a fluorescent light to detect fingerprints. These were considered state-of-the-art in the late 1940s.
July 16, 2014
Protecting Providence: Three Centuries of Policing in Rhode Island's Capital City