Scope and Content

Including constables' conduct books, indexed, 1844-1890, officers conduct books 1863-1920, register of description of applicants, indexed 1833-1935, register of constables (A Division), indexed Dec 1901-c1956, register of resignations, indexed 1912-1967, includes list of chief constables 1859-1967, personnel records of CID 1900s-1960s, personnel books 1930s-1971, applications for appointment as constable c1910-1960, annual reports of chief constable 1878-1972, general orders 1878-1969, licensing registers 1852-1973, assize and quarter sessions calendars 1925-1968, register of prisoners to be tried at assizes, indexed 1842-1890, register of prisoners to be tried at quarter sessions, indexed 1861-1885, photographs of bomb damage n.d., arrangements for Leeds City Police Centenary celebrations 1936, various operational records, including occurrence books, photographs and other records

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 on Access to Records, which is available on our web site These records are available from the Wakefield Office by appointment. WYAS uses the CARN readers ticket system, please see our website at http://www.wyjs.org.uk/archives-carn.asp

Other Finding Aids

Detailed accessions lists available at WYAS, Wakefield Headquarters

Related Material

Related material held amongst records of Leeds City Council at West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds. See also accessions A72, A45 and A83.

See also C113: Leeds City Police Federation

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