Updating the Chief Constable's Album

If you would like your photograph included please contact us.

Pallant RG 575 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6577)

Rationale for including this section on the website

Dear Mr Stone

Thank you for raising concerns from NARPO members about the publication of warrant card photos on the Gloucestershire Police Archives website.


Firstly, I want to offer an apology to any NARPO member who is upset or offended by publication of their photo.


However, I think that it`s important for me to explain why these photographs were published on the website.


At each of the Force Open Days, we have opened the archives for visitors and there has always been great interest around the old photo albums. Indeed, a number of retired officers have taken photos of pages containing their photos, some of which have been uploaded by them onto social media.


As a result, it was felt that it would be a nice development for the website to include these old warrant card photos to continue with preserving and sharing some of the faces that have the formed part of the organisation`s great and proud history.


As you know, the issue has been raised about whether this approach breaches Data Protection and our experts at Waterwells have considered this in some detail and we are confident that the decision to publish these specific pictures would be supported by the regulator due to their ongoing “historical value”.  However, you have indicated that this decision may have upset some NARPO members – this was never our intention, we were only trying to do something which people found beneficial and I have personally enjoyed looking though the photos, recognising retired colleagues.


As a result of this issue being raised,  I have taken the decision to remove this section from the website, unfortunately, this also means that the hard copy album will no longer be available for display at public events, although it will remain a great part of the archive and an ongoing resource.


I’m sure that all your members will have sympathy with our position – our decision  will please some people and upset others – the very essence of policing!


Thank you for bringing the feelings of your NARPO members to our attention.



Gary Thompson

Assistant Chief Constable Support

Gloucestershire Constabulary

This page was added on 12/01/2018.

Comments about this page

  • Hello All
    I would be happy for my photo to be included on the site.
    Trevor Hek (formally PC 46)

    By Trevor Hek (03/12/2018)
  • Happy to have my photo included
    Collar no 323

    By Chris Phillips (30/11/2018)
  • I am happy to be included. Richard Barton PC 509 (1980-1991)

    By Richard Barton (29/11/2018)
  • Consent proudly given

    By Colin Peake DS 1045 (22/11/2018)
  • I would be quite happy for my photo to be added if it is still about. I have only today found this site and taken great pleasure in seeing old colleagues as I remember them.

    By Richard J Page (Percy) (23/10/2018)
  • I would be pleased and proud to be included in the Chief Constable’s album.
    Wayne Freeth-Selway
    Collar number 1056
    joined February 1968 and retired April 1998

    By Wayne Freeth-Selway (24/08/2018)
  • More than happy to have my photograph on the website.

    By John Lane (1103) (09/07/2018)
  • I would be proud to be included in the Gloucestershire album its a superb idea.

    Andy Leigh (Collar 406)

    By Andrew Leigh (19/05/2018)
  • More than happy and very proud to have my photo on these pages
    John Jeffries Cadet Sept 78 – Nov 79
    Constable 250075 Nov 79 -Nov 2009

    By John Jeffries (12/05/2018)
  • Happy to have any of my images displayed on the website, whether for policing or ‘Ability’ – 250467 David Street

    By Dave Street (08/05/2018)
  • Happy to have my photo displayed, collar 1154

    By K Weller (04/05/2018)
  • More than happy to have my photo included in the Chief Constable’s album.

    By Trevor Charles Jones, PC1189 (25/04/2018)
  • Happy to have my photo published. If nothing else it proves I was young once!

    By PC 85 Peter Knowles (11/04/2018)
  • Thanks for asking, pleased to have my photo on here. Barry Manning 286

    By Barry Manning (10/04/2018)
  • glad to have my photo shown

    By trent p davis (09/04/2018)
  • Regarding the Chief Constable’s album, I would be more than happy to have my photo included. My collar number was 150. Robert Paul Stackhouse

    By Robert Paul Stackhouse (05/04/2018)
  • Happy for my pictures to be included on the site. Les Abbott 1262

    By Les Abbott (03/04/2018)
  • Please include my picture

    By Garry Ashdown (27/03/2018)
  • collar 15 PHILLIPS

    By GRAHAM PHILLIPS (18/03/2018)
  • would be proud to have my photograph displayed

    By E.J.SULLIVAN (17/03/2018)
  • I’m happy to have my photograph included.

    By Sean Homer (16/03/2018)
  • Happy to have my photograph included Police Sergeant 1400 Catherine Brown

    By C Brown (15/03/2018)
  • I am glad to see so many people wanting to see their photo’s displayed. For a short time whilst the albums were able to be viewed I was able to go through them and come across people I had served with. I also came across photo’s of officers I had served with but have passed on. It seems that in a few moments, officers who had served the Force with honour and integrity and have passed on have just been wiped from the history of the Force. Why cannot the albums be reinstated in their entirety and those that do not want their photo’s to be displayed just opt out – which was an option given?

    By Huw Niland (12/03/2018)
  • I, too, would be happy to have my photo added, if it’s still about somewhere. I had both a black and white one and a colour photo.

    By Elaine Long, nee Cook, PC 40 (10/03/2018)
  • Happy to have my photo shown PC453 David Green

    By David Green (09/03/2018)
  • Happy to be included Karl Price 952

    By Karl Price (09/03/2018)
  • 182 David Collicott – Happy for photos of me to be amongst them.

    By David Collicott (09/03/2018)
  • Happy to have my photograph on display.
    Steve Evans 470

    By Steve Evans (09/03/2018)
  • Very happy to have my photo included.

    By Pc 1243 Alan Williams (09/03/2018)
  • I would also be happy to have my photo displayed.

    By Mike Owen (09/03/2018)
  • Happy for my photo to be included – G704

    By Chris Abbley (09/03/2018)
  • I am happy to have my photo included Aidan Innes collar 476

    By Aidan innes (09/03/2018)
  • Great to see all the photographs. Please keep mine on display

    By David Baker (09/03/2018)
  • Happy to have my photo on there although I don’t think you have one as it wasn’t there when I looked before.

    By Jeff Clay 458 (09/03/2018)
  • Please include my photos on this site.

    By David Mayes (09/03/2018)
  • Happy to have my photos displayed

    By Bob Addis (09/03/2018)
  • Pc 656 Pete Bowen is happy to have his mugshot on display.

    By Peter Bowen (08/03/2018)
  • Perfectly happy to have my Photo on here
    Tim Nash 1010

    By Tim Nash (08/03/2018)
  • Happy to be included

    By Andy Isko (08/03/2018)
  • Your welcome to put my photo on the site

    By John Jeffries (08/03/2018)
  • I would like my photo displayed

    By 322 REID (08/03/2018)
  • More than happy to have any of my picture in the archive

    By Patrick Geenty. 432 (08/03/2018)
  • No problems with my baby face being on here. John Harding 387.

    By John Harding (08/03/2018)
  • Delighted to have my photo included

    By John Wood (08/03/2018)
  • Happy to have my pics included.
    Geoff Clark Collar no. 222

    By Geoff Clark (08/03/2018)
  • If you can find me my number was 1059
    Roger Smith you can include my photo

    By Roger Smith (08/03/2018)
  • Happy to have my photo included. Collar 356

    By Dave Noble (08/03/2018)
  • would be happy to see my father Philip P Bridgman added his collar number was 33

    By Geoff Bridgman (08/03/2018)
  • I have no objection to my photograph being shown anywhere on this site. Ken Jones collar no. 226.

    By Ken Jones (08/03/2018)
  • Ok for mine to be included

    By Brian Ireland (08/03/2018)
  • husband David Jefferies 367,

    By Janet Jefferies (08/03/2018)
  • Happy to be included Sheila Ashley nee Coleman 1452

    By Sheila Ashley (08/03/2018)
  • No probs with sharing my photos.

    By Chris Jones ex 919 (08/03/2018)
  • Collar number 33 Philip Bridgman

    By Geoff Bridgman (08/03/2018)
  • Would expect happy to see my father Philip Bridgman collar number 33 included if possible please very proud to see him there.

    By Geoff Bridgman (08/03/2018)
  • Be more than happy to be included

    By Amanda Barfoot PC1432 (08/03/2018)
  • Please include My picture in the album and my now deceased Dad. 32 Robert and 664 Royston Thomas

    By Bob Thomas (08/03/2018)
  • Very happy to be part of The Gloucestershire Police Family so publish as you please… keep up the excellent work

    By Paul Morrissey (08/03/2018)
  • Happy to have my photo included. Sharon Newman nee Taylor 1413

    By Sharon Newman (08/03/2018)
  • Also happy to have my photos available.

    By Paul Francis (08/03/2018)
  • Regarding the Chief Constable’s album, I would be more than happy to have my photo included. My collar number was 496

    By Huw Niland (08/03/2018)
  • Pleased, no proud, to have my family photo’s on the site.

    By Martyn Hillier (08/03/2018)

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