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November 11, 2017

As we remember those who died so that we might live, let us take a look at some of the incredible Special Constabulary officers who served without pay during wartime to support policing when many officers left to join the Armed Forces.

The Special Constabulary was first...

August 23, 2017

Last year we celebrated 50 years of black and ethnic minority officers in the West Midlands. In 1966, two huge milestones were reached - the first Asian officer in the country was recruited in Coventry City Police (Mohammed Yusuf Daar) and the first black officer was a...

July 5, 2017

In conjunction with Birmingham's Hidden Spaces, we are pleased to be hosting three open days at the lock-up throughout the summer of 2017 - one each in June, July and August.

For the first time in its 125 year history, the central Birmingham lock-up was opened to the pu...

July 4, 2017

100 years ago, back in 1917, the first two female police officers were appointed in the West Midlands.

Evelyn Miles and Rebecca Lipscombe, both lock-up matrons in the Birmingham City Police, became the first policewomen on the 30th April after much campaigning by women...

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