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Transcona Police 1912-1974

Transcona was incorporated in 1912 at which time a Police force was established. The Transcona Police Department had 29 members when it amalgamated with the Winnipeg Police on October 21, 1974.

 

History

The District known as Transcona was incorporated as the Town of Transcona on April 6, 1912, and was granted a City Charter in 1961.

Chiefs of Police:

J. MCCAWLEY 1912
J. FARQUHAR 1912
A. N. BENNER 1913-1914
D. HALCROW 1914-1918
D. WOODS 1919
D. VALENTINE 1920-1923
B. MURPHY 1923-1925
A. THOM 1925-1944
A. TAYLOR 1945-1953
G. J. BILODEAU 1953-1960
J. TERES 1960-1974

A Combined Police - Fire Department existed until 1974 with personnel serving as both Police Officers and firemen. These departments became separate entities in January of 1974 when the unification of all greater Winnipeg Police Departments took place.

The Transcona Police, with 29 members patrolled 9.3 square miles with a population of 26,500. Transcona became a part of District 4 in the new City of Winnipeg Police Department upon unification in 1974.

 

Pre-Amalgamation Staff List

Chief of Police: TERES, Joseph
Inspector:

SHEFCHUK, Walter

Sergeants:

CAMPBELL, Douglas M.HOLLIDAY, Frank
ZARETSKI, Albert

Detective Sergeant:

PERCH, Peter

Detectives:

HAACK, John A.
LUCKI, Joseph

Constables:

BRUCE, Donald L.
CARTWRIGHT, Ronald A.
CHUDLEY, Bruce R.
EVANS, N. William
HYDE, Allistair J.
KLATT, Alexander W.
KOZACHUK, John I.
KRAMBLE, Brian A.
PENNER, Richard E.
PERRICK, Paul
RAND, Barry G.
ROBERTS, Gerald C.
ROSS, John K.
STOLAR, Monty P.
TURNER, Thomas R.
VALLIS, William
WILGOSH, Robert D.
WINGATE, T. Joseph
WORDEN, William
YOUNG, William M.
ZABOWSKI, Edward

   

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The Winnipeg Police Museum is always seeking information, pictures or stories about the pre-amalgamation forces. If you have information on this department, please send an email to Staff Sergeant Rod Hutter.

 

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