|The Policeman of 1966
The typical Newport Beach Police Officer is 27 years old. He is six feet in height and maintains good physical condition, weighing 185 pounds. He has been married seven years and is the father of two children. He was a member of the Armed Forces and was a letterman in either high school or college sports. He has completed 1.5 years of college and is continuing his college schooling on a part-time basis.
He regularly attends church with his family and when time permits, he can be found swinging a golf club or making fishing flies for that vacation trip next year. He holds a deep sense of responsibility to his community and enjoys participation in church and community projects.
He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Academy, the finest police training facility in the world today. He holds a California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training Certificate, which he earned during his academy training. He has 4.5 years of police experience. His off-duty hours are few compared to the average citizen. Plenty of overtime work and court appearances contribute to this. His off-duty hours are spent in college study and preparing himself for his next promotional examination. He keeps himself well informed on current events and community problems. His job is not just a job, it is a way of life." - From the 1966 Police Book.
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