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Information about the "Current Constabularies" out of the book "Badges of Office" writen by M.B. Taylor and V.L. Wilkinson.

 

Admiralty Police

   
 
AVON & SOMERSET CONSTABULARY
 

Formed 1.4.1974 from Bristol City, Somerset and Bath and part of Gloucestershire.

 
 

Barnsley Borough Police

 

 

 
BEDFORDSHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First Established 21.3.1840.

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Bedfordshire and Luton.

N.B., Luton Borough was re-established as a seperate force from 1964-1966.

 
 
 
Bedfordshire & Luton Police  
Berkshire County Police  
 
Birkenhead Borough Police    
 
Birmingham City Police
 
 
Bradford City Police    
 
Bristol Const.    
 
British Transport Police
     
 
CAMBRIDGESHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First established 25.11.1851

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Mid- Anglia.

 
 
CHESHIRE CONSTABLUARY
 

First established 20.4.1857

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from part of Cheshire and part of Lancashire.

 
 
 
CITY OF LONDON POLICE
 

Constables for "Watch and Ward" were first appointed in 1285 by Statute of "Edward I" to patrol the City. In 1693 1000 watchmen were employed between sunset and sunrise, a "Day Watch"being formed later. In 1737 by Statute of "George I" a new force, supervised by the "Alderman and Common Councillers", was appointed, compising of 56 day constables and 12 night constables. In 1832 this force was remodelled to include day constables only.

 
   
 
CLEVELAND CONSTABULARY
 

Formed 1.4.1974 from Teesside, part of Durham, part of York & N.E. Yorks.

 
 
 
Cornwall Const.      
 
Coventry police    
CUMBRIA CONSTABULARY
 

Formed 1.4.1967 from Cumberland, Westmorland & Carlisle, part of Lancashire, part of West Yorkshire.

N.B., Although Cumberland and Westmorland were seperate forces they were administered as one constabulary under one Chief Constable.

 
   
 
Denbighshire Const.    
 
Derby County Borough Const.    
 
DERBYSHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First established 17.3.1857.

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Derby County & Borough and part of Cheshire.

 
   
 
Devon Const.    
 
DEVON & CORNWALL CONSTABULARY
 

Formed 1.4.1967 from Devon and Exeter, Plymouth City and Cornwall County.

 
 
 
Dorset & Bournemouth Const.  
DORSET POLICE
 

First established 2.12.1856

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Dorset & Bournemouth and part of Hampshire.

 
     
 
DURHAM CONSTABULARY
 

First established 1.1.1840.

Cuurent force formed 1.4.1974 from part of Durham, part of York and North East Yorkshire.

 
 
 
DYFED-POWYS CONSTABULARY
 

First formed 1.4.1968

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Dyfed-Powys Constabulary, losing part to Gwent and part to South Wales.

 
     
 
East Riding of Yorkshire Const.  
 
East Suffolk Const.    
 
East Sussex    
 
ESSEX POLICE
 

First established 1.2.1840

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Essex & Southend on Sea.

 
   
 
Essex & Southend on Sea Const.
 
Glamorgan Const.    

GLOUCESTERSHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First established 24.10.1839

N.B., On 1.4.1974 part of the Gloucestershire Police area became part of Avon & Somerset.

 
 
 
GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE
 

Formed 1.4.1974 from Manchester & Salford, part of Cheshire, part of Lancashire and part of West Yorkshire.

 
   
 
Guernsey Island Police    
GWENT CONSTABULARY
 

Forst formed 1.4.1967

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from part of Gwent and part of South Wales.

 
 
 
Gwynedd Const.  
 
HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First established in December 1839.

Current force formed 1.4.1967 from Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Portsmouth City and Southampton.

N.B., On 1.4.1974 part of the force area became part of Dorset.

 
     
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Police    
 
HERTFORDSHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

Established 12.4.1841.

 
 
 
Huddersfield Police    
 
Hull City Police    
 
HUMBERSIDE POLICE
 

Formed 1.4.1974.

 
     
 
Huntingdonshire Const.    
 
KENT CONSTABULARY
 

Established 14.1.1857.

 
 
 
LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First establised 18.12.1839.

Current force formed 1.4.1974 when parts of the force area became parts of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

 
 
 
Leeds City Police
 
LEICESTERSHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First established 21.12.1839.

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Leicester & Rutland.

 
   
 
Leicester & Rutland Const.    
LINCOLNSHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First established 1.1.1857.

Current force formed 1.4.1974 when part of the force area was lost to Humberside.

 
     
 
Liverpool City Police
 
Liverpool & Bootle Police  
 
Manchester City Police  
 
Manchester & Salford Police    
 
MERSEYSIDE POLICE
 

Formed 1.4.1974 from Liverpool & Bootle, part of Lancashire and part of Cheshire.

 
 
METROPOLITAN POLICE
 

In 1798 the Marine Police was established with a strength ofr about 1000. This force policed the River Thames and, in 1839, was incorporated into the Metropolitan Police to form the Thames Division.

 
 
   
 
Mid-Anglia Const.    
 
Ministry of Defence Police
 
Monmouthshire    
 
Newcastle upon Tyne Police    
 
NORFOLK CONSTABULARY
 

Established 22.11.1839

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Norfolk Joint.

 
 
 
Northampton & County Const.    
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POLICE
 

First established 1840

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Northampton & County.

 
 
Northumberland Const.
   
NORTHUMBRIA POLICE
 

Formed 1.4.1974 from Northumberland.

 
     
 
North Riding Const.    
NORTH WALES POLICE
 

Formed 1.4.1974 from Gwynedd.

 
     
NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
 

Formed 1.4.1974 from part of York & North East Yorkshire and part of West Yorkshire.

 
 
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE POLICE / CONSTABULARY
 

Established 1840.

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Nottinghamshire Combined.

 
 
Nottinghamshire Combined Const.    
 
Sheffield & Rotherham Const.    
 
Shropshire Const.    
 
Southend on Sea Const.    
SOUTH WALES CONSTABULARY
 

First formed 1.4.1968

Cuurent force formed 1.4.1974 from South Wales, part of Dyfed-Powys and part of Gwent.

 
SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
 

Formed 1.4.1974 from Shefield & Rotherham, part of West Yorkshire and part of Nottinghamshire.

 
   
STAFFORDSHIRE POLICE
 

First established 1840

Current force fromed 1.4.1974 from Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent.

 
 
 

Staffordshire County and

Stoke on Trent Const.

   
 
SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY
 

Formed 1.4.1967 from East Suffolk, West Suffolk and Ipswich Borough.

 
   
 
Sunderland Police    
 
SURREY CONSTABULARY
 

Established 1851.

Current force formed 1.4.1948

On 1.4.1974 part of the force area was transfered to Sussex

 
   
 
SUSSEX POLICE
 

First formed 1.4.1943 by amalgamation of Sussex forces for the duration of the Second World War.

On 31.3.1947 the combined forces disbanded and reformed as seperate forces. On 1.1.1968 the forces again amalgamated.

 
 
Teesside Const.
THAMES VALLEY POLICE
 

Formed 1.4.1968

 
   
 
Wakefield City Police    
 
WARWICKSHIRE POLICE
 

First established 5.2.1857

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from Warwickshire & Coventry.

 
     
 
Warwickshire & Coventry Const.    
 
WEST MERCIA CONSTABULARY
 

Formed 1.10.1967.

On 1.4.1974 part of the force area was lost to West Midlands.

 
 
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE
 

First formed 1.4.1966

Current force formed 1.4.1974 from West Midlands, Birmingham City, parts of Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent, part of Warwickshire & Coventry and part of West Mercia.

 
 
 
West Riding Const.
 
West Sussex Const.  
 
West Yorkshire Const.    
 
WEST YORKSHIRE METROPOLITAN POLICE
 

First established 1.10.1968.

Current force formed 1.4.1974 as West Yorkshire Metropolitan from part of West Yorkshire, Bradford City an Leeds City.

On 1.4.1974 parts of the frce area transfered to Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

 
     
 
WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
 

First established November 1839.

 
   
 
Wolverhampton Police