Policing in Australia Since 1788 - In the Line of Duty
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Police Call Box, NSW

NSW 1953
Justice and Police Museum, Sydney

The Police Call Box system was introduced by Commissioner Walter Childs in the 1930s and there were still some in use in the late 1970s. Police on the beat (ie foot patrol) were required to ring in to their Police Station and report in (called "getting a mark"). This was noted on the Reporting Sheet at the Police Station by the Station Sergeant or Reserve Constable. It was used as a means of supervision and also of relaying out-standing jobs to patrolling Police.

Tasmania Police Force jacket wih breast badge
The Square Four 1000c.c Model 4G Ariel 1940
A pointsman in peril in the early 1950s
Palm prints
Police Boxes