City of Greenville Police Department Records

1927-2012, (bulk 1961-1980)
Manuscript Collection #1076
Creator(s)
City of Greenville, NC Police Department
Physical description
0.81 Cubic Feet, 3 archival boxes, photographic slides
Preferred Citation
City of Greenville Police Department Records (#1076), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Records (1961-2004) including photographic slides & compact discs illustrating City of Greenville Police Department public relations, detective squad, and traffic control operations, including inspections, personnel, court and trail procedures, training programs, including first aid training, bomb disposal, and riot training; also including a letter from Stuart Savage, Senior Writer, The Daily Reflector; to Sergeant Joe Friday & 2 compact discs containing reproductions of black and white and color slides of police operations.


Biographical/historical information

The City of Greenville Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. Due to lack of records, a complete history of the department is unavailable. The following timeline offers what details are known from local newspaper records.

The City of Greenville Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. Due to lack of records, a complete history of the department is unavailable. The following timeline offers what details are known from local newspaper records.

Source: Roger Kammerer. For more details, please see Kammerer's complete article, "A History of the Greenville Police Department" in the January 23rd –February 6th, 2008, edition of Greenville Times. Back issues of Greenville Times can be found in Joyner Library's North Carolina Collection.


Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of 470 slides and two compact discs (copies of slides) of images that document various activities of City of Greenville, North Carolina Police Department. These activities include public relations, riot training, bomb disposal, civil defense, traffic control, inspections, trial and court procedures, training programs and first aid procedures. The material also includes images of (apparently staged) car accidents and fires, as well as group and single photographs of police officers. Also included in folder 1076.1 is a brief email sent in 2004 from Stuart Savage, Senior Writer, Daily Reflector to the donor of the collection. In the message, Savage identifies several Civil Defense officers contained in a slide found in sleeve 1076.1.a.09.


Administrative information
Custodial History

August 4, 2006, 0.25 cubic feet; Records (1961-1970, 2004) of photographic slides illustrating police operations, including inspections, personnel, court and trial procedures, training programs, including first aid training, riot training, etc.; letter to Stuart Savage, Senior Writer, The Daily Reflector; also 2 compact discs containing 197 digital images (jpegs) of the slides. Approx 480 Black & White and Color slides. Donor: Joe David Friday, Sgt., Investigations Division, Greenville Police Department.

January 4, 2017, (unprocessed addition #1), 0.56 cubic feet; Included are Greenville (North Carolina) Police Department color and black and white photographs (1927-early 2012) and a few negatives of Bureau of Identification crime scenes, forensic scenes, GPD members, officers being sworn in, police equipment, training, Citizens Police Academy and Safety School. Also included are manuals, brochures, newsletters, swearing in programs, photocopies of GPD related clippings, CDs of a memorial service, documents related to the murder of a police officer (1952), and a description (2004) of an execution at Central Prison. Gift of Joe David Friday, Jr.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Joe David Friday, Jr.

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, January 4, 2008

Processed by Kelly Hardy, April 2007 Dale Sauter 2008

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Container list
Greenville Police Department members
Box 1 Folder a Item 1 Photographic Slides (Nov. 1961) of City of Greenville Police Department traffic procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 2 Photographic Slides (Feb.1962) of City of Greenville Police Department officers & administrators. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 3 Photographic Slides (Nov. 1961-Nov.1962) of City of Greenville Police Department officers & administrators. 9 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 4 Photographic Slides (Nov. 1961) of City of Greenville Police Department officers illustrating traffic accidents and safety procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 5 Photographic Slides (Nov. 1961-Feb. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department officers illustrating traffic accidents and safety procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 6 Photographic Slides (Feb. - April 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department officers illustrating traffic accidents and safety procedures & public relations events. 19 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 7 Photographic Slides (Feb. - Dec. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department public relations activities. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 8 Photographic Slides (Feb. - Nov. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department public relations activities. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 9 Photographic Slides (Feb. - Mar. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department Detective Division & public relations activities. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 10 Photographic Slides (Feb. - Dec. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department Detective Division demonstrating patrol procedures, the Police School, Kinston, NC & public relations activities. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 11 Photographic Slides (Feb. - Nov. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department Detective Division demonstrating patrol & traffic procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 12 Photographic Slides (Feb. - Nov. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department Detective Division demonstrating patrol procedures, welfare programs, news gathering, "pea shooters" & public relations activities. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder a Item 13 1 letter from Stewart Savage, Senior Writer, The Daily Reflector. 2004. Includes photocopy of photograph of men (some identified) wearing Civil Defense helmets
Box 1 Folder b Item 1 Photographic Slides (Oct. - Nov. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department Detective Division demonstrating investigative procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 2 Photographic Slides (Oct. - Nov. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating riot control procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 3 Photographic Slides (Oct. - Nov. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating riot control procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 4 Photographic Slides (Oct. - Nov. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating riot control procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 5 Photographic Slides (Oct. - Nov. 1962) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating riot control procedures. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 6 Photographic Slides (Oct. - Nov. 1962; Jan. 1970) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating riot control procedures; seized weapons, chemicals, equipment. 12 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 7 Photographic Slides (Jan. 1970) of City of Greenville Police Department officers exhibiting seized weapons, chemicals, equipment. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 8 Photographic Slides (Jan. 1970) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating bomb disposal techniques. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 9 Photographic Slides (Jan. 1970) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating bomb disposal techniques. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 10 Photographic Slides (April 1963; Jan. 1970) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating bomb disposal techniques & training to extinguish automobile fires. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 11 Photographic Slides (April 1963; Jan. 1970) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating bomb disposal techniques & training to extinguish automobile fires. 20 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder b Item 12 Photographic Slides (April 1963; Jan. 1970) of City of Greenville Police Department officers demonstrating bomb disposal techniques & training to extinguish automobile fires. 8 slides. 1 slide protector sheet
Box 1 Folder c Compact discs containing digital copies of slides. 2 discs. 197 digital images, 1961-1970; black and white and color thumbnail images printed from compact discs