Search 10,636 records available here to discover whether you ancestor was a member of the Manchester police force between 1858-1941. Read personal details about them, including a physical description, their religion and marital status, as well as information about their career history.
The amount of information listed varies, but The Manchester Police Index records usually include the following information about your ancestor:
Additional information is also included in some cases, such as previous employment (which in many cases involves military service) or reason for leaving.
There are 10,636 records of Manchester police officers from 1858-1941 available for you to search.
Lists of policemen's names do exist from the 1830s but no useful information is recorded against them. From 1858, however, a 'military' type of enrolment record was kept which recorded age, place of birth, religion, trade and whether married or single. It also usually includes a physical description.
Career details were added throughout the man's service within the force and at the end of his service the reason for leaving was recorded. As length of service could vary from as little as a day up to 30 years, the nature and quantity of information recorded can vary considerably.
This index is compiled from the Appointment Registers of the Manchester City Police and was created by the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society working in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives, using the original Appointment Registers held at GMPM&A.
The service records for members of the Manchester Police are now held by the Greater Manchester Police Museum, 57a Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET. The Museum welcomes enquiries from those whose ancestors served with the force.
In most cases there will be more information about the individual officer than is provided in this index. This might include recommendations for awards or disciplinary action following unsatisfactory behaviour.
Further information about an officer serving at this time may be available and can be accessed by contacting the Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives.