Creation of the Department of Public Safety

Charleston Gazette
July 2, 1919

New Superintendent of Police Body Here for the Organization

Colonel Jackson Arnold of Weston Arrives in Capital and is Busy With Initial Arrangements.

Colonel Jackson Arnold, of Weston, has arrived in Charleston to organize the new Department of Public Safety of which he has been chosen superintendent by Governor John J. Cornwell.

Colonel Jackson stated that no appointments have as yet been made to the subordinate positions, nor is there anything to announce as yet.

At present, he is busy selecting proper uniforms, and arranging for transportation of the members through the railways, according to the provisions of the law.

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