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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...