Brief History of the City of Sheffield Police
seems to be little history around for the
Sheffield City Police force. All I have been able
to do is copy the same history that
seems to appear on lots of Police websites.
of the Sheffield Police Force can be said to date
from 1818 when, after considerable debate, an
Improvement Act was passed which transferred the
lighting, watching and cleansing of Sheffield
from the Town Trustees to a body of
Commissioners. Colonel Fenton was appointed as
first superintendent of the Police and on his
death in 1835 he was succeeded by Thomas Raynor.
In 1836 the first daily policemen were appointed.
On 4 April
1844 responsibility for the Police Force was
transferred from the Improvement Commissioners to
Sheffield Town Council, under the supervision of
the Watch Committee, and in June that year, the
area covered was extended outwards from the
centre of the town. At first the Police Force was
housed in the Town Hall. It was not until
1864-1865 that a purpose built police station was
erected in Castle Green. The force grew steadily
and by 1900 there were eight police stations in
addition to the central station, and by 1921 this
number had risen to thirteen.
June 1967 Sheffield City Police and the Rotherham
Borough Police merged to form the Sheffield and
Rotherham Constabulary. This covered the adjacent
county boroughs of Sheffield and Rotherham. This
was a short lived Police Force as 31st
March 1974 it was amalgamated under the Local
Government Act of 1972 with parts of the West
Yorkshire Constabulary to form the South
Yorkshire Police Force".
Ford Anglia's as
used by the City of Sheffield Police
I do not have that much
information about the Anglias used by the
City fo Sheffield Police.
All I have seen so far is a single photograph of
four Anglia Estates.
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