Family History

Hampshire Constabulary has access to the personnel records for the following forces:

Hampshire Constabulary 1839 – 1987
Southampton City 1860 – 1967
Portsmouth City 1860 – 1967
Isle of Wight 1890 – 1941
Winchester 1872 – 1909

The records include a physical description of the officer, personal and family details as well as details of their postings and promotions etc.

There is an 80 year closure period on the records and so some of the later records are not generally available.

The original records are available at the Record Offices at Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, but the same closure records apply.

These records offer a great source of information for genealogists.

If you are unable to get to the appropriate Records Office, the Curator will access the record for you and send you an typed transcript of the relevant record.

Please direct your enquiries to