- 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.
- 1890 - The combined forces of the Hampshire Constabulary and the Southampton Borough Police quelled riots at a Southampton dock strike.
- 1893 - Chief Constable Captain Peregrine Henry Thomas Fellowes died from his injuries having been crushed by a runaway horse outside police headquarters in Winchester.
- 1906 - Serious outbreak of violence at Weyhill, Andover resulting in police officers being injured and knocked unconscious. A number of people are sentenced to periods of imprisonment
- 1880 - 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.