Mid-Anglia Constabulary

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Mid-Anglia Constabulary
Agency overview
Formed 1 April 1965
Preceding agencies
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Police area of in the east of England, UK
Legal jurisdiction England & Wales
Constituting instrument County and Borough Police Act 1856
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters The Manor, Brampton, Huntingdon
Agency executive Frederick Drayton Porter 1965-1974, Chief Constable
Area Commands Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire
* Police area agency: Prescribed geographic area in the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Mid-Anglia Constabulary was the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in the East of England, from 1965 to 1974. It was created from the amalgamation of five forces.

History: 1965–1974[edit]

On 1 April 1965, Cambridgeshire Constabulary amalgamated with Cambridge City Police (called Cambridge Borough Police until 1951), Isle of Ely Constabulary, Huntingdonshire Constabulary, and the Peterborough Combined Police (created in 1947 from a merger of the Liberty of Peterborough Constabulary and the Peterborough City Police) to form the Mid-Anglia Constabulary, with the same boundaries as the current force. This force initially had an establishment of 805 and an actual strength of 728. A separate Wisbech Borough Police had already merged with the Isle of Ely Constabulary in 1889.[1]

Chief Constable of The Mid-Anglia Constabulary[edit]

  • 1965-1974 Mr Frederick Drayton Porter OBE, QPM. Formerly the chief constable of Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City.[2]
Badges of the Mid-Anglia Constabulary 1965–1974.
Mid-Anglia Constabulary Helmet Badge 
Mid-Anglia Constabulary (early) Cap Badge 
Mid-Anglia Constabulary Cap Badge 
  • Mid-Anglia Constabulary Coat of Arms

See also[edit]

Policing in the United Kingdom


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Booklet: Opening of Peterborough Divisional Headquarters. Mon 22nd Oct 1979