Tyne and Wear HER(13321): Newcastle, Manors, Police Station - Details
Newcastle, Manors, Police Station
In 1835 the first police headquarters were at Manors. The police force comprised a superintendent, four inspectors, four sergeants and sixty constables. Policemen had to be aged between 25 and 45, they had to be able to read and write. There was a £4 deposit for their uniform. Sir Robert Peel was the founder of the Newcastle police service. John Stephens was the first chief constable on £150 a year. Constables earned 18 shillings a week.
Nigel Green, 2009, Tough Times & Grisly Crimes, page 24