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Pinkerton National Detective Agency

Pinkerton National Detective Agency

Pinkerton National Detective Agency

In line with Dorothy Moses Schulz

about Pinkerton National Detective Agency in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Allan Pinkerton established his National Detective Agency in 1850, a time when public policing was only beginning to resemble the organized police departments that are common today and well before the federal government played a role in policing. Based on his experiences in public law enforcement, he was able to establish a business that, like the Burns Detective Agency, crossed public and private boundaries in its investigative work for private companies and for the fledgling federal government. When the Bureau of Investigation, the forerunner of the modern Federal Bureau of Investigation, was formed in 1908 it relied on the investigative methods employed by both the Pinkerton National Detective Agency and the Burns Detective Agency as its model.