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The Stamford Historical Society Presents

Law & Order: The History of the Stamford Police Department 1830-1956
a 2004 Exhibit and more

The Police Department As It Was And As It Is, 1894-1917
Chief of Police Wm. H. Brennan
Police Sergeants
Bureau of Dectives
Members of the Department
Mrs. Seraphina Klahre
Police Pension Fund


Issued on the Occasion of the
of the Stamford, Conn., Police Force
Monday, April Nine, Nineteen Seventeen
For the Benefit of the Pension Fund

Marcus Research Library

Mrs. Seraphina Klahre

Police matron Seraphina KlahreThe appointment of Mrs. Seraphina Klahre as police matron and secretary to Chief of Police William H. Brennan, on February 14, 1911, was not only a step forward but it was also an act of economy and efficiency. Before this appointment was made, the department had recourse to the service of women who had no official connection with it when there was need of a matron. Such stenography and typewriting as were necessary were also done by outsiders, at considerable expense. All of this work is now done by Mrs. Klahre and she makes herself useful to the police organization in many other ways. For instance, the police records are, for the greater part, kept by Mrs. Klahre. This, and all other service the matron is called on to perform for the department, is done accurately, neatly and with despatch. Chief of Police Brennan is indeed fortunate to have such a woman filling this responsible position.

The duties of a police matron are not always agreeable and sometimes they are really trying. The patience, tact and intelligence brought to bear by Mrs. Klahre have helped the police materially in many ways. The matron is seldom in the news but she is doing important work day by day.

Introduction to the Exhibit
History of the Stamford Police Department
Annotated Timeline
The Political Life of a Connecticut Town 1868-1893
Police Department 1909 (The Daily Advocate)
The Police Department As It Was And As It Is 1894-1917
A History of the Stamford Police Department, April 1946
List of Constables 1865-1892
Police Roster 1894-1917
Staff images as of 1917
Police Roster 1953
Police Committees 1830-1956
Testimonial Dinner & Dance 1970 for Alexander J. Koproski, Sr.
Police Anchor Club Brochures
Police Department Website
Fallen Heroes Memorial Page
Stamford Police Association