P. Peper papers is a history of the development of law
enforcement training in the 20th century. Peper continued
and expanded upon the work of August Vollmer, whom he considered
to be the Father of Modern Police Science. He developed a
nationally acclaimed bicycle safety program as a Patrolman with
the Berkeley City Police Department from 1933 to 1946. As
Special Supervisor for the Bureau of Trade and Industrial
Education, California Department of Education (1946-1964), Peper
developed and conducted statewide peace officer training
programs at the college level.
The papers also reflect how
he adapted the concepts of selective candidate criteria and
quality course curricula to the state program. Law
enforcement personnel from all over the world attended Peper's
training institutes and many of his works were translated into
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.
Date Span: 1940-1965
Extent: 6.75 Linear feet (5
record cartons, 1 manuscript box)
John P. Peper instructing a Basic Training class in Southern California, 1952 .