Arizona Highway Patrol / Department of Public Safety Heritage Museum

The Board of Directors of the Arizona Highway Patrol / Department of Public Safety Heritage Museum are proud to announce the Museum has been provided floor space within the headquarters building of the Department of Public Safety and will be opening its doors to any and all who would like to enjoy the history of the Department. We envision the grand opening of the museum to be during the spring of 2019.

The Only Regret

The Only Regret

By Timothy Moore I met with retired Lieutenant Blaine Thompson as he was seated at his small cubicle in the newly formed Laboratory Enhancement Team of the Phoenix Police Department. He was previously in the departments in the Callback Unit of the Communications...
Albert Whipple and the Good Old Days

Albert Whipple and the Good Old Days

By Commander Manny Davila Have you ever wondered what police work was like in the “old days”? Today’s most veteran officers can talk about their “old days” and policing in the early to mid 1970’s. Recently I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what Phoenix and...
Thanksgiving Day Riot, Phoenix, 1944

Thanksgiving Day Riot, Phoenix, 1944

By R. McCann #119 Retired (this story was written on April 29, 1984 and is unedited from its original writing) The riot started at the Alhambra Bar located on the northwest corner of 13th street and Washington. Phoenix was a bustling, growing town with a population of...
Chief James Duane

Chief James Duane

By Lieutenant Robert Settembre James T. Duane was born on December 20, 1885, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His father died attempting a rescue during a town flood. Soon after, his mother moved to New York City, where James went through high school. Finally settling in...
Everyday is a Good Day

Everyday is a Good Day

By Lieutenant Robert Settembre September 3rd, 2002 was a very special day for Officer Tommy Janssen, serial #2998. Officer Janssen and his family went to the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix to attend the Phoenix Police Department’s quarterly award ceremony. It...

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