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City of Glasgow Police

City of Glasgow Police

The City of Glasgow Police, or Glasgow City Police, was formed in 1800; its roots stemming from 17th century night watchmen and unpaid citizen constables. On 30th June 1800 the authorities of Glasgow successfully petitioned the British Government to pass the Glasgow Police Act establishing the City of Glasgow Police. It served Glasgow from 1800 to 1975, when it was amalgamated (along with Lanarkshire Constabulary, Renfrew and Bute Constabulary, Dunbartonshire Constabulary, Argyll County Police, Ayrshire Constabulary and a small portion of Stirling and Clackmannan Police) into Strathclyde Police.

 

Title: City of Glasgow Police
Record Type: Organisations
Type: Law enforcement
Record Maintained By: HC
Subject Id: 41260