Logo: Hampshire Constabulary History Society
Logo: Hampshire Constabulary

New Pictorial History Book

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New Historic Document Added

Hampshire Constabulary annual Athletics Championships 1953

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

01-07-19441944 - Phyllis Yates becomes the first female constable attested to Hampshire Joint Police Force
01-07-19451945 - Chief Constable Lemon sets up the first traffic department of the constabulary. Its responsibilities included co-ordination of road safety measures, investigation of road accidents, prosecution policy, training and liaison with the Highway Authority and Department of Transport.
13-07-1942On 13 July 1942 Doris Cole became the first female constable to be attested in the Hampshire area. She was appointed to Southampton County Borough Police.

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