Logo: Hampshire Constabulary History Society
Logo: Hampshire Constabulary

Your Society Needs You!

Volunteers needed at our Museum in Southampton. We’re looking for retired officers/staff, or people with a real interest in Police History.

Percy Toplis – The Monocled Mutineer

Exciting new display at the Solent Sky Museum, the home of the Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust Collection

The Hampshire Constabulary History Society was formed in 1986.

Its aim is to foster interest in the history of the force and the old City and Borough Police Forces that once existed in the two counties.

The aims and objectives of this society are:

To develop interest in items of equipment, records and photographs, including uniform and accoutrements.

The items on view are only a small part of a much larger reserve collection of memorabilia and artefacts.

This month in history

01-11-18801880 - Hampshire Constabulary were deployed to deal with riots on bonfire night in Bournemouth. What followed was an allegation of violence on behalf of a particular officer which resulted him being called upon to resign. The officer appealed and argued that given the circumstances the punishment was too severe. He lost his appeal but it led to a review of a chief constable's disciplinary powers.

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