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Peper, John P.

CSUS Special Collections & Archives - Manuscript Collections


John P. Peper papers


The John 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 other languages.


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 .

Finding Aids:
Guide to the John P. Peper papers, 1940-1965 [html] [xml]
Directory of Special Collections of the California State University Libraries [link]
OneSearch - Sacramento State University Library catalog [link]

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