The NJ Police Chief Magazine - Vol. 28, Number 4 - Page 7

From the NJSACOP Archives … December
The New Jersey Police Chief Magazine | December 2021
1912 The NJSACOP Monthly State Chiefs Meeting for December 1912 was held in Jersey City , NJ . President Tenney , as well as Chiefs Monahan , Cleary , Keily , and Tolen
Major Richard Sylvester Superintendent , D . C . Police
Spoke on the advisability of going to Washington D . C . on March 4 th , in uniform , as an escort to President Wilson . After considerable discussion a vote was taken on the question , it being the sense of the meeting that all members attend in winter uniform , and adopt the cap and wreath worn at present time by the head of the Jersey City Dept .
Thereafter , the President introduced Major Richard Sylvester , Superintendent of the Washington , D . C . police .
The Major was in a delightful frame of mind and gave a most interesting talk . He assured the members that it would give him great pleasure to meet them in his home city on March 4 th next .
President Woodrow Wilson
1914 Englewood Police Chief Frank Titus , one of the founding members of the NJSACOP , passed away after a lingering illness . According to the obituary in the New York Times , the week prior the City Council , as a mark of appreciation for his services , voted to “ retire the stricken Chief on half pay .” The Times also notes that Chief Titus was “ an active figure in the New Jersey State Association of Police Chiefs .” He was 52 years old .
1937 Captain Snook of the New Jersey State Police addressed the State Chiefs Meeting , and
Gave a very interesting talk on fingerprints and the co-operation between their departments and the municipal police , dwelling on the fact that their department , now equipped with a laboratory for scientific detection was at the disposal of all departments , covering chemical analysis , molds and casts , ballistics , etc . He also stated that it was their intention to record sex criminals and make up crime statistics , and that they would be glad to have any department send one of their men if he required training along identification to their department and they would be glad to see that proper instruction was given .
Chief Frank Titus Englewood PD
Following Captain Snook ’ s remarks , Colonel Kimberling thanked the Association for “ having changed its constitution and by-laws so that he could become a member ,” and he assured the membership that it was “ his intention to work with and co-operate with the departments throughout the state .”
1937 On the evening of December 3 rd , the NJSACOP commemorated the Association ’ s 25 th anniversary with a “ Silver Jubilee Gala ” at the Paterson Armory . As reported in the Passaic Herald-News , “ stars of the stage and radio ” were scheduled to appear at the event , including
Cab Calloway , Bill Robinson and entertainers from the Cotton Club , Savoy ballroom and other New York and New Jersey nightclubs are scheduled to appear . Music for dancing , which will begin at 8 o ’ clock , will be furnished by Martin Block and his Make Believe Ballroom orchestra , of radio station WNEW , and Sammy Cohen and his Manhattan Troubadours .
Col . Mark Kimberling NJ State Police
Passaic Chief Charles Monks served as chairman of the jubilee event . Chief Charles Monks Passaic PD
1956 The Association received a letter from the Passaic County Police Chiefs Association requesting the assistance of the NJSACOP
In an effort to have the State Statute in regard to the issuing of permits to purchase fire arms amended , so that an applicant would have to be fingerprinted and the time extended for which the permit was to be issued from seven to thirty days so as to give the police departments an opportunity to make a thorough investigation of applicants , as to whether they had any criminal record .
Chief Peter Siccardi Bergen Co . PD
1961 A moment of silence was held in memory of ( recently deceased ) Chief Peter Siccardi ( Bergen County Police ), a former President of both the NJSACOP and the IACP , and one of the giants in policing in New Jersey and the United States in the pre-World War 2 era .