History Society was founded in 1985 and now has over 350 members
world-wide, although most are in the U.K. They include serving and
retired members of police forces, academics, librarians, writers,
police forces and police related museums and people from many
occupations who have an interest in police history.
We are not
an official police organisation, but we do have support and
encouragement from Chief Officers and our patron is Lord Knights,
former Chief Constable of West Midlands Police. Our President
is Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and our current
Chairman is the Deputy Chief Constable, Avon and Somerset Police.