Experimentation with one-way radio communication to patrol cars began in May 1933, and by December 10 cars had been equipped with radios. This photograph shows radio operator William H. Feeley sending test messages from his radio room at the Chad Brown Station. Patrol officers could recieve calls in their cars but had to return calls using outdoor call boxes.
July 15, 2014
Protecting Providence: Three Centuries of Policing in Rhode Island's Capital City