Circa 1967

Littleton Police History

Teletype machine
Littleton Police Department photo

L.P.D. officers check the Metro Law Enforcement Teletype System installed in the police dispatch office. The teletype system allowed law enforcement agencies to communicate via high-speed transmission of written messages using a special closed-circuit telephone network. In 1963, the sheriffs of Adams, Jefferson, and Arapahoe Counties jointly established the system so that local agencies could better coordinate their activities and work more effectively together. The Littleton Police Department was among a group of seven agencies that were first connected to the upstart network, which today serves nearly 400 Colorado law enforcement agencies. Pictured from left are Lieutenant Neal Wikstrom, Chief of Police John MacIvor, and Officer Charles "Chuck" Robinson.