Orlando Police Department Night Stick

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Title

Orlando Police Department Night Stick

Alternative Title

Police Night Stick

Subject

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

Description

This older model wooden police baton was used as a non-lethal alternative when making arrests. This baton was owned by Robert Joseph Chewning (b. 1923), who had served as 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. He instituted several progressive programs, including issuing portable radios to patrol officers. 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 nightstick: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1946-1973

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

139 KB

Medium

1 nightstick

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

Bruggeworth, Aric
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Orlando Police Historical Report. Orlando, Fl: Orlando Police Dept, 1990.
"A Tribute To Robert Joseph Chewning." Lake Mary, Fl: 2006. Accessed January 30, 2016, http://orlandopoliceretirees.com/Robert%2520Chewning%2520Tribute.pdf.

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