Project Brings Historical Photos to MPD Stations

Posted August 31, 2007 at 2:46pm

In an effort to promote its 146-year history and instill pride among officers, the Metropolitan Police Department will display old police photos at its stations across Washington, D.C.

Chief Cathy Lanier participated in a “Project Pride” unveiling on Aug. 27 at the 1st District substation at 500 E St. SE. Photos at the 1D substation include a Pulitzer Prize-winning shot that appeared in Life Magazine in 1958, according to 1st District Cmdr. Diane Groomes. The photo is of a 1st District officer talking to a child. Another photo is of the city’s first traffic safety cruiser, a 1935 Ford.

Residents are welcome to visit stations to view photos; every station eventually will be included in the project.

— Daniel Heim