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
|01-01-1920||1920 - On 1 January, the principle of an eight hour tour of duty came into force as a result of the Desborough Committee review of policing after the police strikes of 1918 and 1919.|
|18-01-1934||1934 - The constabulary revamps its approach to detective work and introduces a 'special detective system' under the command of Detective Superintendent Osman.|
|19-01-1967||19 January 1967 - Southampton Borough and City Police Criminal Investigation Department have a farewell dinner at the Skyway Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton to commemorate the ending of the city CID before its amalgamation with Hampshire Constabulary in April that year.The Master of Ceremonies was Detective Sergeant John Whale and the dinner was attended by Chief Constable Alfred Cullen.The city CID was originally formed in 1889 by Chief Constable Philip Clay who appointed one sergeant and two constables. He appointed himself the Coroner's Officer.|