Bradford City Police
|City of Bradford Police|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Size||143 sq mi / 370 km²|
|Legal jurisdiction||England & Wales|
|Governing body||Bradford Corporation|
|Constituting instrument||City of Bradford Act 1897|
|Headquarters||Bradford City Hall (1897-1974)|
|* Police area agency: Prescribed geographic area in the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
Bradford Borough Charter was granted in 1847, Bradford Corporation acquired all the statutory powers off the old Municipal Corporation. 1848 was the year that the City of Bradford Police Force was almagated, with a Borough HQ No. 24-26 Swaine Street.
- 1854 Southgate, Great Horton
- 1859 Reservoir Lodge, Church St Manningham
- 1859 Manchester Rd/ Mill St
- 1859 Wakefield Rd/ Rutland St East Bowling
Bradford was granted city status in 1897.
For operational purposes, Bradford Police was divided into three divisions. The force headquarters was in Bradford City Hall. The divisions with their associated stations and divisional identifiers were:
|A||East Bradford||New Leeds, Bowling, Eccleshill, Idle, Tong, Thornbury, Thackley & Tyseral|
|B||South West Bradford||Little Horton, Great Horton, Wibsey, Buttershaw, Low moor& Wyke|
|C||North West Bradford||Manningham, Allerton, Heaton, Thornton, Frizinghall&Sandy Lane|
- Traffic Division.
- Underwater Search & Rescue Team.
- Police Dog Section.
- Morris Eight 1935–1948
- Ford Anglia 1939–1967
- Morris Minor 1948–1971
- Ford Zodiac 1951–1972
- Mini 1959–1974
- Rover P6 2000 1963–1973
- Hillman Imp 1963–1974
- Ford Transit 1965–1974
- Ford Escort 1968–1974
- Rover P6 3500 1968–1974
- Austin Maxi 1969–1974
- Land Rover Range Rover Classic 1970–1974
- Gordon Smith,Bradford's Police- City of Bradford Police.