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Stoke-on-Trent City Police index, 1910-1941


The Borough of Stoke-on-Trent Police force was established in 1910, coinciding with the federation of the city, when the Potteries’ division ceased to be part of the county force. From 1925, its name was changed to Stoke-on-Trent City Police, and it retained this name until it again merged with the county force in 1968.

About this index

This index has been compiled from four different records:

  • SA/POL/43 – a register of appointments for Stoke-on-Trent City Police covering the years 1910-1926
  • C/PC/14/22/1 – a personnel register covering the years 1910-1930
  • C/PC/14/22/3 – a register of appointments and promotions for Stoke-on-Trent City Police covering the years 1929-1967 (indexed up until 1941)
  • C/PC/14/22/4 – a register of men from Staffordshire Police absorbed into Stoke-on-Trent Borough Police on its formation in 1910 (with information up to 1919)

There is some overlap between the above records, so you may find that there is more than one entry for the person you are interested in. Please ask for further details if this is the case, and we will advise you on what information each record contains.

Other records of interest

The personnel records for Stoke-on-Trent City Police are quite varied. Other records not included on this index include registers of police reserves and registers of applicants to the police force, including the names of the unsuccessful candidates.

See also our separate indexes to Special Constables in Stoke-on-Trent and for the main Staffordshire county police force.

If you are interested in further records of Stoke-on-Trent City Police, please contact Stoke-on-Trent City Archives for further information. There are many other records which may contain information about individual officers, but please note that access to records relating to individuals less than 100 years old will be restricted under data protection legislation.


We are pleased to acknowledge the work of our volunteers without which this online index would not have been possible.