Washington, Harold Archives & Collections. Mayoral Records. Public Safety/Regulatory Sub-Cabinet Records

Dates: 1983-1987. Size: 12 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. When Harold Washington took office in 1983 he formed 5 sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. Departments reporting to this Sub-Committee include Police, Fire, Consumer Services, Cable Communications, and Animal Care and Control. Records from the Police Department are particularly strong in the area of gangs and the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Crime Prevention. [Finding aid]