John Stark (police officer)

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John Stark CBE KPM (c.1865–6 July 1940) was a British police officer who served as Assistant Commissioner of the City of London Police from 1925 to 1933.

Stark joined the City Police as a Constable in 1885. He rose through every rank and by 1912 he was Chief Superintendent and Chief Clerk. His 48 years of service were a record in the force to date.

He was awarded the King's Police Medal (KPM) in January 1912, appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours, and promoted to Commander (CBE) in the 1931 New Year Honours.

He died in 1940 at the age of 75.

Police appointments
Preceded by
Donald Bremner
Assistant Commissioner, City of London Police
1925–1933
Succeeded by
John Arthur Davison

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