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Ford Anglia's Serving with the Victoria Police Force

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Victoria Police Force

A Brief History of the Victoria Police Force

The early settlers of Melbourne, North South Wale, Australia, provided their own police force and in 1840 there were 12 constables who were paid two shillings and nine pence per day and the chief constable was Mr. W (Tulip) Wright. Charles Brodie followed Wright as chief constable in 1842 and was succeeded by W. J. Sugden who held the positions of 'town chief constable' and superintendent of the local fire brigade. By 1847 there were police in 'country centres' and the Melbourne force was composed of 'one chief officer, four sergeants, and 20 petty constables'. There was also 'a force of 28 mounted natives' enlisted and trained by DeVilliers and, later, Captain Pulteney Dana.

The Snodgrass Committee was established in early 1852 to "identify the policing needs of the colony" and, following the Committee's report in September 1852, the Victoria Police was formally established on 8 January 1853 from an existing colonial police force of 875 men and now operates under the Victoria Police Act 2013.

As of 30 June 2016, Victoria Police had over 18,146 sworn members, along with 109 recruits in training, 2 reservists, 1,355 protective services officers and 3,198 civilian staff across 329 police stations.

Ford Anglia Sedans as used by the Western Australia Police Force

The Victoria Police Force purchased numerous Ford Anglia 105E sedans in the very early 1960’s to be used for general “Patrol and Inquiry” duties.

An illuminated “Police” sign was affixed to the roof similar to the ones used on the Western Australia Ford Anglia Sedan's

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police
(
https://victoriancollections.net.au - 2018)

 

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police
Mount Waverley Police Station in 1963

 

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police
The rear of the Sunshine Police Station in 1963

 

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police
Constable Dave Smith 12612 of Box Hill with his warrants car, a 1960 Ford Anglia
( Dave Smith - 2018)

The following photo appeared in the
"Annual Report of the Chief Commissioner of Police" for the year 1961

Ford Anglia - Victoria Police

In the section EQUIPMENT, BUILDINGS AND TRANSPORT there is a paragraph

Transport.
Vehicle strength rose by 25 vehicles. Many of these were small "Anglia" cars which were taken into operation with the extension of the Police "Group System" in Ballarat, and the replacement of privately-owned vehicles with police vehicles m metropolitan-suburban areas. "Anglias " replaced 29 motor cycle outfits in all.

List of Victoria Police Ford Anglia Police Cars (so far!)
Registration Body Type Colour Accessories
HEK 801 Deluxe Saloon White Roof Sign and Door Crests
HGU 703 Deluxe Saloon White Roof Sign and Door Crests
HHC 213 Deluxe Saloon White Roof Sign and Door Crests
HNW 212 Deluxe Saloon White Roof Sign and Door Crests
HRG 314 Deluxe Saloon White Roof Sign and Door Crests
HTG 605 Deluxe Saloon White Roof Sign and Door Crests
HYA 062 Deluxe Saloon White Roof Sign and Door Crests

Click Here to read an article entiled "Victorian Police Order Anglias" from the "Western Herald" - 3rd February 1961

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