Title

The Oregon Military Police and the Multnomah Home Guard: Conflicting Visions for Public Safety during World War I

Date

5-29-2014 1:00 PM

End Time

29-5-2014 1:30 PM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Department

History

Session Chair

John L. Rector

Session Title

History Master Degree Papers

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Kimberly Jensen

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Under the pressure of preparedness for World War I, existing civil structures for public safety were strained by vast changes of military expansion, widespread mob violence and a developing police movement. The circumstances leading to the creation, existence and eventual closure of the Oregon Military Police (1918-1919) clearly demonstrate the ongoing dialogues about the role, responsibility and accountability of professional military units, emerging police forces and the expected roles of state and local militia groups in providing public safety.

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The Oregon Military Police and the Multnomah Home Guard: Conflicting Visions for Public Safety during World War I

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Under the pressure of preparedness for World War I, existing civil structures for public safety were strained by vast changes of military expansion, widespread mob violence and a developing police movement. The circumstances leading to the creation, existence and eventual closure of the Oregon Military Police (1918-1919) clearly demonstrate the ongoing dialogues about the role, responsibility and accountability of professional military units, emerging police forces and the expected roles of state and local militia groups in providing public safety.