Middlemoor Nov 18

First World War Armistice Commemoration: 1918 – 2018

The decision to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a special Armistice Event was made in the summer of 2017 following an informal discussion between Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and Police Staff Mark Rothwell. The vast archives of the Devon & Cornwall Police historic collection (known as the South West Police Heritage … Continue reading First World War Armistice Commemoration: 1918 – 2018

Devon Constabulary Officers with HH Sanders

Herbert Hards Sanders – Chief Constable of Plymouth Borough Police 1917-1929

Few Chief Constables of the United Kingdom could claim to have found the time to serve the public as both public servants and philanthropists. Even in the face of dreadful poverty, serious crime and a significant upheaval in his force‘s history, Herbert Hards Sanders did this and more. Police Staff Mark Rothwell has researched the life of the … Continue reading Herbert Hards Sanders – Chief Constable of Plymouth Borough Police 1917-1929

Joseph Davidson Sowerby – Chief Constable of Plymouth Borough Police 1892-1917

Joseph Davidson Sowerby was the Chief Constable of the Plymouth Borough Police from 1892 to 1917. Inspired by work recently conducted by Plymouth University into offending in the early twentieth century, Police Staff Mark Rothwell has written a piece on his life and career in the Devon & Cornwall Police constituent force. Roman numerals in the text relate … Continue reading Joseph Davidson Sowerby – Chief Constable of Plymouth Borough Police 1892-1917