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13321


Newcastle


Newcastle, Manors, Police Station


Newcastle


NZ26SE


Civil


Legal Site


Police Station


Early Modern


C19


Demolished Building


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.


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Nigel Green, 2009, Tough Times & Grisly Crimes, page 24

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