The Edmonds Historical Museum opens its much-anticipated exhibit, “Stick ‘Em Up! Celebrating 100 years of the Edmonds Police Department,” on Saturday, July 28. The exhibit will run through Nov. 4, 2012.
The Edmonds Police Department was officially created by ordinance on Oct. 16, 1912. At that time, an ununiformed and often unarmed town marshal kept the peace, enforcing laws about dogs, drunkenness, gambling and general nuisances such as odors, rubbish and cattle pens. The police department and jail cells were located on the lower floor of the Carnegie Library building along with City Hall, council chambers and other city offices until 1962 when these offices were moved to the civic center. Today, the Edmonds Police Department is nationally accredited with more than 50 commissioned officers and 11 civilian staff members.
The department’s centennial celebration kicks off with the exhibit grand opening at the Edmonds Historical Museum July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free coffee from Waterfront Coffee Co., and donuts will be offered while they last.
The Edmonds Historical Museum is located at 118 5th Ave. N., in downtown Edmonds. It is open on Summer Market Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $2 per child. For more information, go to historicedmonds.org.