Fonds N/PO - Norwich Police Force

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Norwich Police Force


  • 1879-1966 (Creation)

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5 series of volumes and files

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Scheduled for destruction at the Bethel Street Police Station premises in the late 1980s/early 1990s, the records listed in N/PO 1 and 2 represent the few records which were rescued at that time through the actions of individual police officers.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 15 March 2004 (ACC 2003/239 numbered N/PO 1/1/1-40), 27 March 2006 (ACC 2005/391 numbered N/PO 1/2-3 and N/PO 2/1) and 15 Oct 2012 (ACC 2012/177). Listed on 1 December 2006; list amended 19 February 2013 (TT).

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Includes crime registers, duplicate annual returns re crime and the police establishment and some personnel and disciplinary files.

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See also ACC 2003/49 for Norwich Police charge book 1, 1836-1838 and Norwich Police personnel record book, 1848-1879.
For general order book (Norwich City Police), Dec 1911-Mar 1915 see C/PO 1/48.

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