The South West Police Heritage Trust currently holds approximately 6,800 catalogued records of archival material including records of service of police officers and crime registers from across Devon and Cornwall. Earliest archives date from around 1810, although the majority of our archives are yet to be catalogued so earlier material may be held.
A small sample of our archives:
Barnstaple Borough Police Discipline Book. Catalogue number: 2004.05088
Cornwall County Constabulary, first General Orders book (1857). Catalogue number: 1975.00368.001
Chief Constable of Plymouth Borough Police, J.D. Sowerby’s signature. As included in the 1907 – 1916 Plymouth Borough General Orders book. Catalogue number: 2004.03585
Part of a generous donation received during the project lifetime, the Register of Stray Dogs from the Newquay area covers a timespan of 1969-2009
Register of Stray Dogs
The ‘Beat Book’ for Crediton (1929)