Listed below you will find a sampling of Bulletins, Notices,
General Orders, and other items of Interest.
These documents are
scanned images of the originals, some have water stains, and are yellowing since they were
found a few years ago in a cardboard box in the attic of Precinct #2, which is now the
North End Fire Station on North Main St, Fall River.
This is the equipment that used to be issued to all Fall River Police Officers
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||These are two examples of police claws of the time period. The chain claw was wrapped around the subjects wrist and the officer would only have to twist slightly to cause the subject to submit. The second claw was placed over a joint such as a wrist, elbow, or ankle. The handle need only be turned slightly to cause it to close on the joint and the subject usually stopped fighting. These items have not been carried for approximately twenty years in our department but they are still use in some others.
|Police Dept Issued Equipment
||This photo shows a police billy, call
box key, and small revolver all of which are FRPD issued of the time period.
||These are FRPD handcuffs of the late
1800's-early 1900's. These handcuffs may have been used on Lizzie Borden.