Foreword from the Chief Constable

Chief Constable Rod Hansen

Chief Constable Rod Hansen 2019 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10236)

Welcome to the Gloucestershire Constabulary archives website.  As the oldest county force in England, we have a rich history, proudly serving Gloucestershire for more than 175 years.  During that time we have seen a number of significant changes to our policing family and several high profile events, many of which have been captured here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team who have created this site, with special thanks to the Constabulary Archive volunteers.  This is as a result of a partnership project with Gloucestershire Archives and other like minded organisations, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and aims to keep an accurate record of policing in Gloucestershire.  With the fast paced world we live in, it is sometimes good to take a moment to reflect on how far we have come.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Rod Hansen,

Chief Constable

This page was added on 16/11/2015.

Comments about this page

  • Well Done a fantastic project, could Avon and Somerset follow?

    Dr Brian Howell

    Bristol Police Historian

    By Dr Brian Howell (29/01/2024)
  • I am very happy that Gloucestershire are pro-history about their force as Ex-Chief Constable Mr Len Soper was a member of my family and a photo of him has been placed into my book “Helmets and Caps”. with many thanks to such a great force and their staff.

    By Jon P. Weston (14/09/2022)

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