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    B of I Changes

    While the 1970's brought about changes in the nature and scope of the Bureau of Identification and Crime Lab, the Detective Bureau similarly experienced transformation. In 1975, with the promotion of Captain Gil Thurman to the rank of "major," the "Investigative Bureau" expanded. The new "Investigations Division" split into two distinct bureaus ...   Read More...

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    Early Police Identification

    Early police identification clerks were known as "Bertillon officers" or "Bertillon operators" and logged [anthropometric] measurements on mug shot arrest cards. Bertillon identification was Dayton's first modern criminal record-keeping system. In 1903 civilian Superintendent Frank Withoft was appointed to head the unit but replaced in 1906 by C.W.   Read More...