8 Historic Courthouses

8 Historic Courthouses

Federal Building/U.S. Courthouse, Port Huron, Michigan Year originally built: 1877 Architect: Alfred B. Mullett Architectural Style: Renaissance Revival with Greek Revival Influences Unique Features: limestone and sandstone exterior, octagonal cupola, historical interior features The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Port Huron, Michigan is a beautiful example of Renaissance Revival architecture (with Greek Revival influences) […]

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Update: Ribbon Cutting at Battle Creek PD Headquarters

Update: Ribbon Cutting at Battle Creek PD Headquarters

by Rachel Hackett On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018, the Battle Creek Police Department hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for their new headquarters. Police Chief Jim Blocker, Mayor Mark Behnke, State Senator Mike Nofs, as well as other elected officials and community leaders attended. Many police officers and their families enjoyed the ceremony as well. […]

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Seven Historic Police Stations

Seven Historic Police Stations

By Rachel Hackett   In the United States of America, there are many unique and historic police station buildings that have been preserved. These historic police stations served their police departments very well for many years, but because of age, growing size of the police departments, and/or efficiency of the design of the buildings, many […]

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Community Rooms: Improving the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Community Rooms: Improving the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Although it might seem like law enforcement departments have been around since the very beginning of our country, colonial America had very primitive police forces, if they had them at all.[1] In the early 1700s, big cities like Boston were the most likely to have police, and these police officers usually functioned as night watchmen, […]

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Duty Gear Separation: Reducing the Risks that Firefighters Face

Duty Gear Separation: Reducing the Risks that Firefighters Face

By Rachel Hackett Although everyone understands the obvious danger that fighting fires involves, not all people may realize that firefighters also risk getting cancer or other debilitating diseases from exposure to carcinogens. One case that has brought this issue to the general public’s mind is the controversy over funding for the first responders who were on […]

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