Kel (kellenanne) wrote in little_details,

police inspectors in the 1950s

My character is a police inspector in New York City in the early to mid-1950s. My google-fu has failed me. I've tried just about everything, up to and including contacting the New York City Police Museum (who hasn't answered me). I've found pay scales, pictures of precinct buildings and cars, details of famous cases and just about anything else, but I cannot find the answer to the one question I have.

What sort of education, if any, would he have? Or experience? What are his credentials? Years on the force? How does he get to that position? I can tell you how much he makes, and what his responsibilities are, but I can't find a thing about getting to an inspector position in that time period.

He grew up in Erie, PA with some strong ties to upstate NY and Erie and he's the son of a military man, if that's at all relevant. I'd rather not have him military if that's at all possible, which I realize with the timeline and WWII being such a factor, could be difficult.

Thanks in advance! ♥
Tags: 1950-1959, usa: government: law enforcement (misc), usa: new york: new york city

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