The Carlton Police Department is currently researching and accepting submissions to document the history of its police department

  • 1901-The first known policeman was Al Kingery
  • 1903-W.A.Howe donated land to build a jail, the jail was 16' x 20', it had two cells,with a front room.  The jail was torn down when it did not meet building standards.
  • 1906-N.E. Hansen became a Carlton police officer and was paid $50.00 per year
  • 1908-Police Officers were paid 50% of all fines
  • 1976-Yamhill and Carlton have an agreement that four police officers are to patrol the two cities. Each city hired one police officer and the other two were funded through a federal program "Manpower Act to employ the unemployed" - Reflections of Carlton