Police Historical Society

Departmental Photo 1947

(Departmental Picture 1947 - Moving to the new Arrowhead Avenue headquarters)

The San Bernardino Police Historical Society was founded in late 2004 to help document the rich history of service provided by the men and women of the Police Department. The Historical Society is a private non-profit association (503c) with a board of directors made up of departmental staff and members of the public.

The document provided below is a short summary of the Police Department's history up to incorporation in 1905. Information about our original nine officers is also included.

Origins of SBPD

San Bernardino Police Department
San Bernardino Police Department
"Setting the Standard of Excellence"