Peace In The Valley History of the Lompoc Police Department 1890-2008

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PEACE IN THE VALLEY presents the history of the Lompoc Police Department from its days as a sleepy frontier town in the early 1900s, to the bustling, modern city of the 21st century. The book documents department leaders, methods and tools used throughout the years, and demonstrates how the department changed with the times.

Prohibition, the Great Depression, and foreign wars all had their impact on the Lompoc valley, but members of the Lompoc Police Department were always on hand to keep the public safe. Their stories are told through newspaper clippings, public records, authentic photographs plus a roster of over 300 department members through 2008.

Peace in the Valley is a wonderful tribute to the men and women who worked to Serve and Protect throughout the city’s storied history.

Peace in the Valley: History of the Lompoc Police Department 1890-2008 is available for checkout as part of the Local Author Collection at the Lompoc Library, and is being sold for $30 through the Lompoc Police Foundation. For more on the Lompoc Police Foundation, visit

Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author

Joseph L. Carlson  JOSEPH L. CARLSON moved to the city of Lompoc in 1983 and became a volunteer for the Lompoc Police Department in 1985. Because of his background in library science, Chief Bill Brown asked him to research and document the history of law enforcement in Lompoc, since no formal history of the department had ever existed. Over the course of several years and hundreds of hours reviewing records at the Lompoc Library, Learn More about Joseph L. Carlson

Book Details
Author: Joseph L. Carlson
Pages: 144 pages
Product Dimensions: 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-942613-95-4
Cover Type: Hardcover
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