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Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.: Stories of Police Chief August Vollmer walking tour led by Will Oliver

The walk will visit many of the spots in Berkeley where many of Vollmer’s achievements occurred which led to him being called “The Father of American Policing.” Starting downtown at the police station, the walk will encompass the downtown area and continue to some of North Berkeley sites in the Vine and Shattuck area. Flat walking with moderate distance. Dr. Oliver has just written a book about Berkeley’s famous police chief entitled August Vollmer:The Father of American Policing.

If you wish to go on this two-hour walking tours (BHS members $8, non-members $10), check the website (http://www.berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org/walks.html) to see if it is full yet. If not, you can email info@berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org or call the Center, 510-848-0181, preferably during open hours.


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