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Hollywood Police Dept.

Hollywood Police Department

Hollywood Police Department

Shortly after Hollywood was incorporated as a city of the sixth class, Daeida Wilcox Beverage donated a lot on Cahuenga Avenue, just south of Prospect Avenue, for use as the City Hall and Police Department. A small, two room wood-frame bungalow was erected, which house the police department, city engineer, and city clerk. Photos of the Hollywood Police Department and the city hall are on the hollywoodphotographs.com website.

The police force, which consisted of two officers, originally made their calls on horseback, but as time wore on, they raced to the scene on bicycles.

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New Hollywood Police Station

Three years after Hollywood was annexed to the city of Los Angeles, in 1910,...