Titusville Police Force Under Chief W.T. ‘Dinky’ Brown Numbered Just Eight Officers in 1959
By Space Coast Daily // March 1, 2020
Titusville Police Department now employs 95 officers and made a total of 1,366 arrests last year
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE FLORIDA – In the above “Throwback” image, Titusville Police Chief W.T. “Dinky” Brown, in the white shirt, is with Judge Kendall Moran, wearing tie, and eight TPD officers in the late 1950s.
In 1959, as Titusville’s population was quickly approaching 6,000 due to the NASA activity taking place at Cape Canaveral, this small group sworn to serve the citizens of Titusville and uphold the law made a total of 707 arrests.
The number one cause for arrest was drunkenness with the runner-up being excessive speed.
Sixty-one years later, Titusville’s population has grown almost sevenfold, and TPD now employs 95 officers at full staffing, and last year, officers made a total of 1,366 arrests with the number one cause for arrest being simple assault and the runner-up being larceny.
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