About the Gloucestershire Police Archive Group

Members of the Police Archive Group at the opening of Waterwells headquarters with the Chief Constable and other members of the National Association of Retired Police Officers. From Left to right: David Long, Anne Pittaway, Barbara Parker, Bob Parker, Chief Constable Brain, Mrs Brain, Graham Murdock, Jim Taylor, Ray George. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2557)
Members of the Police Archive Group at the opening of Waterwells headquarters. Left to right: Bob Parker, Anne Pittaway, Barbara Parker, David Long, Ray George, Jim Taylor. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2554)

This website has been created by the Gloucestershire Police Archive Volunteers and is part of “For the Record”, a Heritage Lottery Funded project.

Volunteers first became involved with the county’s police heritage when members of NARPO (National Association of Retired Police Officers) were asked to record details of some Force photograph albums which had been discovered on police premises.  The project grew and the current Archive Volunteers group was establised in the year 2000 as a Millenium project.  Since then, we have created a database of archive material and images which contains almost 2,000 entries- with many more waiting to be added.  We also stage exhibitions at Constabulary open days and local history & heritage events, and answer enquiries about police ancestors and history.

Please get in touch if you would like to join us.  The website is a new venture and we would love some help! You don’t have to be an IT whizz- our website is designed for community use and you’ll be shown how to upload content.  So if you would like to join our team and help to preserve and share Gloucestershire Constabulary’s unique archive collection, contact kate.maisey@gloucestershire.gov.uk .  You will receive a warm welcome.


This page was added on 27/04/2015.

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