Orlando Chief of Police Bob Chewning's Whistle and Badge
Chief Chewning's Whistle and Badge
The police badge and whistle of Robert Joseph Chewning (b. 1923), the Chief of Police for the Orlando Police Department (OPD) from 1967 to 1973. Chief Chewning was born October 22, 1923, in Baltimore, Maryland. After serving in the Eighth Air Force (8 AF) of the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, he migrated to Central Florida and began his law enforcement career with OPD in 1946. While Chief Chewning was in office he made great strides in modernizing the agency. This included issuing portable radios for patrol officers and several other progressive programs that were instituted department wide. One of his successful plans was to give financial aid to officers under his charge to pursue higher education and obtain their college degrees. Chief Chewning later served as the Director of Public Safety for Orange County.
Original whistle and badge: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
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Original color digital image, 2016.
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Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Police Department, Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida
"Proper Use of the Police Baton or Nightstick. YouTube. Flash video file. . https://youtu.be/jfvWAz_qMcI (accessed January 30, 2016).
Orlando Police Historical Report. Orlando, Fl: Orlando Police Dept, 1990.