Police Cars

Birdlip Hill Climb 29-06-1907 Superintendent James Biggs in car with officers who assisted to marshal traffic(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 3397)
A Police Superintendent in a vintage motorcar together with his driver and several constables at The Royal George at Birdlip. This could have been 1912-14. The first recorded use of a motorcar by Superintendents was when on 15th October 1912 the Chief Constable ask the Standing Joint Committee for permission for the Superintendent at Northleach to use one instead of a horse & carriage. This was approved together with the cost of the licence of £6.6s (6 guineas) (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2217)
Superintendent Joseph W.P. Goulder with police driver 1931. He joined Gloucestershire Constabulary in 1898 serving in Cheltenham. His warrant number 3534 and collar number 322. Between 1898-1901 he served in Cheltenham as a Police Constable,1906 in Staple Hill as a Sergeant,1921-28 Chipping Sodbury as a Superintendent, 1925-27 in Stroud as a Superintendent,1931 in Cheltenham as a Superintendent,1935 in Cheltenham as Chief Superintendent. 1935-45 Deputy Chief Constable in Cheltenham,1944 awarded Kings Police Medal. Retired.1945, died December 28th 1951 . (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1863-5)
Gloucestershire Constabulary Morris 6 in the 1930s (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2391)
Photograph from an old negative. Thank you to the anonymous editor.
Two Morris motor cars and Police Constables H.J. Greenall and A. Finch outside Holland House 1933. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 81)
Gloucestershire Constabulary taking delivery of 5 Ford V8 patrol cars 1935. Officers shown left to right:- Police Constables Arthur Finch, CAS Smith, Leonard Lovell, Norman Baker, Frank Lewton, Superintendent A Sainsbury and Mr Tait from Victory Motor Co, Cheltenham. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1216)
Riley Pathfinder patrol car (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2484)
Photograph from an old negative
Riley Pathfinder patrol car ODG 362 in the snow at Northleach. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1433)
Fleet of Riley Motor Cars at Pittville Park with drivers. Left to right: Cyril Williams, Tom Pugsley, C.A. Smith, Paul Foice, Percy Williams, Chas Nicholls, Clark, Bill Turner, Jack Rogers, Derek Bezant, 1946/7. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 178)
Riley 2.5 Patrol Car LDD 499 circa 1949/50. Driver at this time Police Constable Reginald Perks. Vehicle now in the U.S.A. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 627)
Riley Pathfinder patrol car UDG 435 around 1955 possibly at Gloucester (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1937-2)
Photograph from Graham Stevens
Dave Stevens with Riley Two-Point-Six, patrol car UDG 435. Only 2000 of these were built between 1957-59. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1937-3)
Photograph from Graham Stevens and further information from Harry Neal.
Riley 16 2.5 patrol cars at Cowley Manor. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2104-2)
Riley 16 2.5 patrol cars at Cowley Manor. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2104-1)
New Riley Motor Car with Police Constables Cyril Milner and Inspector H.J. Greenall, Rileys were first used in 1946.(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 175)
Inspector Jack Greenall with Riley patrol car. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 163)
Traffic officers in a Riley Patrol car Police Sergeant Squires and Police Constable Wise 1950s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 629)
Seventeen patrol cars (Riley and Wolseley) lined up for inspection at rear of Police Headquarters 1954. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 948)
Taking delivery of new Riley Pathfinder patrol car from show room at North Street Motors in Cheltenham Far left - Superintendent. H. J. Greenall ; far right - Superintendent C. P. Oakley. Others are North Street Motors staff members. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1429)
2 police officers installing a radio set into the boot of a Riley RM patrol car HDF 398 at police HQ's Lansdown Road, Cheltenham. According to a reliable source this registration number was issued between April and July 1948. Police Constables thought to be Ron Wilden & George Workman. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2090)
Morris Oxford Estate police car circa 1960s registration number 2462 AD. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2079)
Equipment in the back of patrol car. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2481)
Photograph from an old negative
Equipment in the back of patrol car. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2480)
Photograph from an old negative
Equipment in the back of patrol car. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2482)
Photograph from an old negative
Police Constable 538 Roy Adlem on the Stonehouse to Eastington Road near Claypits with Riley Pathfinder car ODG 675 in 1956/7. (new in 1955). (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 162)
Police Constable 515 Alan Owen Drew and van. The van is thought to be his own and not one belonging to the Constabulary (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6076)
Police Constables Iliffe and Kimber with Land Rover 7191AD at Gloucester 1962. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 200)
Thank you to Martyn Hillier
New white Jaguar patrol car driven by Police Constable Dennis Trayler taken by the Severn bridge. Gloucestershire Constabulary had only one Jaguar patrol car which operated from the motorway patrol centre in Almondsbury. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1652)
Police Constable Roy Burgess on Motor Patrol duty escorting a wide load. Shows Westminster patrol car early 1960s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1859-1)
Hillman Imp Panda Cars at Gloucester Police Station. Deputy Chief Constable Herbert Smith, Superintendent V. J. Bullock, Superintendent Bob Mayo, Inspector Sid James, Police Constables Richard Williams, Bruce Trotman, John Worollo, Brian Farmer. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1249)
1800S Patrol Car at Cheltenham Racecourse. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2462)
Photograph from an old negative
Officers and Wolseley 6/11 patrol car. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2466)
Photograph from an old negative
Motor Patrol Car, Austin 1800 XAD 171 J driven by Police Sergeant 555 Ken Hudman. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2455)
First white patrol car operating from Almondsbury motorway station Registration Number HDG 873 D. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 587)
Humber Hawk patrol car with traffic officer and cadets. Far right Cadet Ralph Wilkins. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 628)
Austin A110 9199-DD outside Longsmith St Garage, 1964. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 207)
Police Constable A. Laver with Austin patrol car 4304 DD in snow at Hampton Fields, Minchinhampton - Winter 1963. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 206)
The historic caption to this photograph is Cheltenham Division first 'Pandas' outside Holland House, Cheltenham 1968. The buildings in view are in fact Talbot House. from right to left: Panda 1 Sergeant Freddie Gardener; Panda 2 Sergeant Philip 'Pip' Lawrence; Panda 3 Police Constable Paul Pring; Panda 4 Police Constable Adrian Wallace; Panda 5 Police Constable Chris Raymer; Panda 6 Police Constable John Creed; Panda 7 Police Constable Howard Lacey (later transferred to Avon and Somerset); Panda 8 Police Constable Barry Hinchliffe. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 226)
Inspector Jim Taylor's car in snowdrift at top of Stanway Hill 1983. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 565)
John Bryant with one of the last of the Wolseley 6/110 patrol cars, here seen underneath the Severn Bridge. (Gloucestershire Police Archives 10022)
Photograph from John Bryant
Police Constable Terry Smith with Vauxhall Beagle van BFH 361J. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10883)
Police Constable Terry Smith with Ford Escort Panda car. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10883-1)
Police Constable Terry Smith with Ford Escort Panda car. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10883-2)
Cirencester police station yard - Land Rover Discovery Traffic patrol vehicle. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1645-1)
Cirencester police station yard - Rover beat vehicle early 1990s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1645-2)
Ford Granada in the snow. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1296)
Tewkesbury Police Incident Response Vehicle and crews. Left to right: Jim Wlkinson, Police Sergeant Clive Gillingham, Paul Johns, Dave Knox, Inspector Geoff Sindrey, Roy Owen, Pete Bennett, Gareth Hughes, Wayne Oliffe, Kevin (Buck) Rogers. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1232)
Police vehicles (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2246)
Police Vehicles (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2245)
Police Cars 2004 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2244)
This page was added on 29/06/2016.

Comments about this page

  • Did Gloucester police make use of Mitsubishi cars in the late 80s early 90s ?

    By Dave (04/01/2023)
  • Great cars in the pics above but where is the cops all time favourite…
    The triumph 2.5 pi?

    By Kev (16/08/2018)
  • Thank you for the comment. We are reliant on the photographs that have been donated to the archives. Is the car you mentioned the one on the Modern Fleet gallery?

    By Sue Webb (20/08/2018)
  • Hi, the photograph URN268 with the Cadets at the rear of a car, that car is a Humber Hawk from around 1956 not a Wolseley.
    Lovely set of pictures, thank you.

    By Roger Tennyson (26/10/2017)
  • Fascinating insight into the development of motorised Policing! Nice to see archival material – full marks to those responsible!

    By Tom Evans (06/08/2017)

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