From the NJSACOP Archives … November
The New Jersey Police Chief Magazine | November 2022
1912 The NJSACOP Monthly State Chiefs Meeting for November 1912 was held in Perth Amboy , NJ . It was regularly moved and seconded that
We tender our services to Pres . -Elect Wilson , as a guard of honor on the day of his inauguration at Washington , members to be in full uniform , a committee consisting of Chiefs Monahan , Keily , and Gallagher to be appointed with power to make the necessary arrangements , resolution carried .
1913 At the monthly State Meeting , Princeton Chief William Kilfoil extended an invitation to all members of the Association to attend the Yale-Princeton football game to be held at Princeton . It was regularly moved , seconded and adopted that Chief Kilfoil ’ s invitation be accepted .
Chiefs Gallagher and Monahan
1924 At the monthly NJSACOP Chiefs Meeting , Chief Dolan spoke on the “ various ways and mean of the smaller towns in handling of the heavier Sunday traffic …”
Chiefs Dolan , Siccardi , and Forss
So that it is held up causing blocks and drivers taking chances to get to the head of lines and in some cases where two and possibly three lines can be made they are kept to just one line each way and if members know of these conditions in these towns .
A committee was appointed consisting of Chiefs Keily , Culliton , Forss , O ’ Neil , and Siccardi to “ adopt a standard of traffic signals , turning , where Officers are stationed and the speeding up of heavy traffic .”
At that same meeting , representatives from the Polton Brothers Company of New York City made a presentation to the members on “ different styles of clubs and bombs as well as a spray system to overcome criminals who are dangerous so [ there is ] no danger to the Officer in making an arrest .”
1928 A Resolution was adopted by the Association stating that “ H . Norman Schwarzkopf be accepted as a member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police , such membership to continue as long as the said H . Norman Schwarzkopf remains Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police .”
NJSP Superintendent H . Norman Schwarzkopf
1931 Chief McRell reported on the convention of the Association of Chiefs of Police of Europe , held at Paris last month , “ which he attended and the good and instructive program they had .” He also reported that his participation in this conference had put the NJSACOP “ on the map ,” especially “ through the hand signal books published by this association on uniform hand signals , which he left with them .”
1932 The NJSACOP Monthly State Chiefs Meeting for November 1932 was held in Newark , NJ . The regular order of business was suspended “ and dispensed with to usher Dr . Gluckman of Newark , N . J . into the meeting .” Dr . Gluckman addressed the members on the subject of health , “ stressing the importance of healthy men giving the maximum efficiency to a police department , and advocating specialists in the examination of policemen periodically .”
1939 Chief Roff reported that he had occasion to speak with Jim Egan , the “ personal contact man ” for FBI Director J . Edgar Hoover , during which conversation Chief Roff
Brought up the matter of Director Hoover ’ s seemingly unsavory attitude toward the members of this association and his refusal to speak before our meeting or visit with us on two occasions at our invitation and our understanding that he refused to sit in on a meeting of the International because one of our members being an officer , etc . and that in conclusion he seemingly convinced Mr . Egan to some degree that some of the stories brought back to Mr . Hoover were exaggerated and as a result Mr . Egan asked Chief Roff to advise him of the dates of our meetings and that he would talk to the Director and have him come to our meeting .
FBI Director J . Edgar Hoover
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