September 15, 1933: The
City Council enacted the first ordinance relating to law enforcement which was ordinance #18 requiring business
places selling beer to obtain a beer license.
December 24, 1933:
Ordinance #6 was passed authorizing the election of a judge. The Mayor continued to preside, until an election
for a judge could be held.
December 29, 1933:
Three ordinances were passed #8, #9, and #10. Ordinance #8 contained information for traffic enforcement.
Ordinance #9 covered "vagrancy" so defined as tramps, wanderers, people able to work and living immoral
lives, persons trading and battering in stolen property, gamblers, clairvoyants, gypsies, beggars, and fortune
tellers. These people were charged a minimum of $1 and a maximum of $100 fines. Ordinance #10 covered several
items such as affray, disturbing the peace, drunk in public, abusive language and gaming. Fines for these offenses
ranged from $1 to $100.
January 17, 1935: The Mayor issued
the following proclamation "By order of the Mayor- a series of bad, vicious if not mad dogs have
caused the people of Humble considerable worry during the past 30 days; no dogs shall be allowed to roam the
streets of Humble, Texas, for the next 60 days. It is so ordered that all dogs found loose on the streets shall be
taken up and destroyed."
February 4, 1941: The above
Mayor's Order was again issued and ordinance #23 was enacted and declared: No dog would be allowed to run at
large and if allowed to do so, the fine would be $1 to $25.
Effective March 4, 1941: Covered
by ordinance #44, the City Council took action to provide for a deputy and peace officer of Humble.
Effective April 7, 1941: T.E.
Sammons was appointed deputy and peace officer (the first named by the City Council on record). Since the City
Council had already passed numerous law enforcement ordinances, Mr. Sammons had a very good guideline to use. Mr.
Sammons served under the option, direction and discretion of the City Council, until such time as his services
would no longer be needed or required.
March 1, 1945: Mr. M.H.Coker was
hired as night watchman of Humble serving until his retirement on December 1, 1957. He was followed as night
watchman by Mr. Ashbury who then worked in that capacity for many years.
August 2, 1965: City Council
accepted an application for Chief from Clark J. Mugrage, he was sworn in as First Chief of Police on
August 20, 1965.
September 16, 1965: The City
Council passed an ordinance proudly creating: The Police Department for the City of Humble.
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