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Police - History

The following resources are available for those with an interest in Police - both as ancestors and as a part of our history:

  • Likewise, the London Metropolitan Police have a unique history and interesting past.
  • The Police History Society
    64, Nore Marsh Road,
    Wootton Bassett,
    SN4 8BH
    Their Journal is available at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, call no. 942 U25j
    e-mail: Steve Bridge
  • "A History of Police in England & Wales," London, Constable, 1978, ISBN 0094614903, FHL call no. 942 H2cr
  • Don't overlook the Fire & Police Museum in Sheffield.
  • There is also a Police mailing list on Rootsweb. To subscribe, send the word "subscribe" in the body of your e-mail, without the quotes, to:
  • And again for collectors and the curious, check out Police Helmets from Great Britain
    E-Mail to: S. M. Marsh
  • A little outside of Lincolnshire, but the GENUKI, Devonshire, site has a couple of local police history books (by S. Dell and W. Hutchings) listed under Occupations.