Orlando Chief of Police Bob Chewning's Whistle and Badge

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Title

Orlando Chief of Police Bob Chewning's Whistle and Badge

Alternative Title

Chief Chewning's Whistle and Badge

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Police--Florida
Law enforcement--Florida

Description

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.

Source

Original whistle and badge: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1946-1973

Contributor

Chewning, Grace

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

457 KB

Medium

1 whistle
1 badge

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Orlando Police Department, Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Wray, Brandon
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Locations

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