Police records

  1. What's available

    The Watch Committee of the City Council was responsible for management and running of the Manchester Police Force from 1839 to 1968. We hold the:

    • Chief Constable's Annual Reports, 1839 to 1968 (ref 352.2 M1)
    • Watch Committee Minutes, 1839 to 1968 (ref GB127.Council Minutes/Watch Committee)
    • Watch Committee Reports, 1839 to 1968 (ref 352 042 m22)

    Other archives relating to the Manchester Police are held by the Greater Manchester Police Museum

  2. How to access

    These records can be viewed at the Central Library search room, please make an appointment (with at least one day notice).

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