Information about Police records in Durham County Record Office
Durham County Constabulary
We hold a collection of records for Durham County Constabulary which includes record cards/sheets of deceased officers and a series of Durham County Constabulary General Order Books, which include references to appointments, promotions, transfers, etc., of individual officers.
Go to Search the Catalogue. Select CCP from the Catalogue reference drop-down list. This will find Durham County Constabulary records.
Records relating to individual police officers are closed to the public for 100 years. All closure periods run from the final date of a volume.
Durham City Police
We also hold a collection of records for the City of Durham police force, which was absorbed into the county force by 1921 (Ref. Du 1/59).