Information about Police records in Durham County Record Office
Durham County Constabulary
We hold a series of Durham County Constabulary General Order Books, which include references to appointments, promotions, transfers, etc., of individual officers.
There is also a collection of record cards/sheets for deceased officers.
Access to records relating to individual police officers is restricted for 85 years, under Data Protection legislation.
Where a volume contains personal information that is less than 85 years old, you will not be able to look at the volume yourself. You can apply for access through our research service.
Durham City Police
We also hold a collection of records for the City of Durham police force (ref. Du 1/59), which was absorbed into the county force by 1921.