Scope and Content

Including indexed Examination Books 1897-1911, Police Constables' Disciplinary book 1883-1896, Chief Constable's Defaulters book 1859-1898, indexed register of officers and constables 1918-c1949, applications for appointment as constable c1920-1960, ex-police personnel files c1940-1973, annual reports of chief constable 1898-1972, licensing records 1858-1975, photographs, standing and general orders, and other


Access Information

Some police records under 100 years old are subject to legal restrictions on access. You will be informed of any restrictions which apply when you contact Wakefield Archives. For further information please see the West Yorkshire Archive Service Policy.

These records are available from the Wakefield Office by appointment. WYAS uses the CARN readers ticket system, please see our website at

Other Finding Aids

Detailed accessions lists available at WYAS, Wakefield Headquarters.

Related Material

See also A72 and A83.

Geographical Names