Swansea Constabulary Records

Scope and Content

Records of Swansea Constabulary, 1933-[1989], comprising Chief Constable's annual reports, 1933-1969; typescript of Seven tall men: the history of the County Borough of Swansea Constabulary by M. L. Sinnott, [1989].

Administrative / Biographical History

Swansea Borough Police Force was established in 1836. The Borough, and from 1889 County Borough, of Swansea retained its own constabulary until 1969, when it combined with several other forces to form the South Wales Constabulary.


Arranged into the following: Chief Constable's annual reports; history.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Police Records - Swansea Constabulary, catalogue; Collis, Kim, West Glamorgan Archive Service - A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998); Hunt, Walter William, "To Guard My People": An Account of the Origin and History of the Swansea Police (Swansea, 1957).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D Con/S/1; D74; D146; D/D Z 20; Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea Borough Police Force Records.

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