Chief Constable Attacked - the Papers View
Hertford Mercury 14 January 1843
Hertford Mercury and Reformer 14th of January 1843
Reports of Chief Constables
It will be recollected that the Marquess of Salisbury, at the late quarter sessions, objected to the report of the Chief Constable, on account of its furnishing a comparative statement of the cases of sheep stealing and convictions before and since the introduction of the police force. We observe that at the Suffolk and Norfolk epiphany sessions the chief constables presented similar reports, and that they were received with courtesy, and gave much satisfaction. The anti-police magistrates in these counties never exhibit their dissatisfaction in attacks upon the officer, who is performing an owner’s duty. They oppose the force fairly, and never seeks to make it a obnoxious by embarrassing the executive. This appears only to be done in Hertfordshire! No very creditable distinction.