Police Radio Dispatch

Police Radio Dispatch (HM20AR)

Location: Detroit, MI 48207 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.418', W 82° 59.216'

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During the early twentieth century, Detroit police and their criminal foes both adopted the automobile as their preferred means of transportation. To regain an advantage, Detroit police pioneered a novel use for radio. In 1921, under Commissioner William P. Rutledge, the police began experimenting with radio-equipped cars. Police shared a frequency with a commercial station and cut into its programming to dispatch patrols. On April 7, 1928, police radio operators broadcast for the first time on a dedicated frequency from this police station, which eliminated radio interference from downtown stations.
HM NumberHM20AR
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 336323 N 4689472
Decimal Degrees42.34030000, -82.98693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.418', W 82° 59.216'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 25.08" N, 82° 59' 12.96" W
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Area Code(s)313
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8000-9998 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit MI 48207, US
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