We publish two hardcover books that cover early police equipment (1850-1950) that was carried by officers on patrol. This equipment includes: handcuffs, chain & mechanical nippers, dark lanterns, billy clubs & nightsticks and rattles.
Each book contains numerous illustrations and photographs of common and rare pieces, equipment inventors and manufacturers of police goods , as well as period advertisements.
AMERICAN POLICE COLLECTIBLES – Dark Lanterns and Other Curious Devices By: Matthew G. Forte $24.95
Hard cover – 1998 – 248 pages – ISBN 0-9665938-3-9
AMERICAN POLICE EQUIPMENT – A Guide to Early Restraints, Clubs & Lanterns By: Matthew G. Forte $26.95
Hard cover – 2000 – 248 pages – ISBN 0-9665938-5-5
Note: If both of the above books are purchased together there is a $10.00 savings. The set sells for $41.90
We also publish a softcover book on practical research for police personnel. It provides the reader with a practical overview of research applied to a police setting and has been written for employees of a police agency who have been given the task of conducting research, but who may not have had formal training in research design and implementation.
A GUIDE TO CONDUCTING PRACTICAL RESEARCH IN POLICE DEPARTMENTS By: Matthew G. Forte $19.95
Softcover – 2001 – 80 pages – ISBN 0-9665938-0-4
Please make payment out to: Turn of the Century Publishers
Send a check or money order for the books you would like plus a flat fee of $2.00 for shipping anywhere in the U.S. (plus 7% sales tax for books to be shipped to a New Jersey address) to:
TURN OF THE CENTURY PUBLISHERS
30 Maplewood Terrace
Springfield MA 01108
Email us at: BooksForPolice@aol.com