From the early days of rattles and whistles forward to modern radios and mobiles, these pages present the origin and follow the development of policing in Britain. Steeped in tradition yet advancing with the times, the fascinating histories of police forces from Aberdare Canal Police to Zetland County Police await you here.
— Recent Additions and Updates —
— The 10 Most Popular Additions of 2023 —
1. Burlington Arcade Beadles
2. Oxford University Police
3. London Dock Company Police
4. London Passenger Transport Board Police
5. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Police
6. River Tweed Police
7. British Airports Authority Constabulary Motorcycle Section
8. British Airports Authority Constabulary CID
9. Air Ministry Warders
10. Blackheath and Lewisham Police
— The Journal of British Police History —
26/02/2023We are pleased to publish issue seventeen of our Journal.
It features articles on:
A History of Helmet Plates for the City of London Police,
The 'Lancon' Police Personal Radio,
Bristol Constabulary Good Service Medal,
Plymouth Water Police,
London & Blackwall Railway Police,
HQCD AA Section and much more.
We hope you enjoy this seventeenth instalment:
— Facts & Trivia —
View the Facts & Trivia pages for a quick look at many aspects of the British police forces including force strength, location, insignia, memorials, chief officers, timelines and facts and trivia such as these relating to the Port of London Authority Police:
— View the British Forces —
Select a letter below to view the list of forces in alphabetical order
Select a year below to view the list of forces in chronological order
Select a count below to view the list of forces by force size
Select a type below to view the list of forces by unit
Enter text below to search for forces
— Topical Index —
— "Collect Them All" —
If you are interested in a small, weekly dose of British Police History, we invite you to return to the Members Page each week to view the new series of British Police History trading cards. Each Sunday we will focus on a different item related to police uniform.
Below is a sampling of three cards from the series. Hover over a card to flip the card to see the answer. Keep your mouse over the card to keep it flipped to the reverse side for reading. We hope you enjoy the new feature.
— Force Timelines —
Use the timelines on the force "Facts & Trivia" pages to navigate between related forces.
Available forces will be displayed in dark text, e.g., Metropolitan Police below:
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If you do, we would be delighted to include them on these web-pages.
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