A Few Facts About Policing St Albans City During The Great War

Paul Watts

Temporary Control of St Albans City Police.

Orders by Superintendent William Wood Deputy Chief Constable of Hertfordshire

Order 59/1916 Constabulary Headquarters Hatfield 3rd June 1916

The Secretary of State having made an order, under the power conferred upon him by Section 3 (2) of the Police (Emergency Provisions) Act 1915, whereby the St Albans City Police Force, shall, for the purposes of control and discipline, shall be treated as part of the Police Force of the County of Hertford, as from 1st June inclusive.
The St Albans City Police Force was accordingly taken over on 1st June 1916.
The following changes in the disposition of the Hertford County Constabulary will take effect as from 1st June 1916.
Superintendent F.S. Peck ‘R’ Division to take charge of the ‘G’ or St Albans County Police Division vice Superintendent J. Sullivan transferred to ‘C’ Division, and to take charge of the St. Albans City Police Force.
Superintendent J. Sullivan ‘G’ Division, to take charge of the ‘C’ or Watford Division from a date to be fixed later.
Inspector P. O’Connor, ‘C’ Division, to revert to ordinary duty, on the date Superintendent J. Sullivan assumes charge of the ‘C’ or Watford Division.
During the absence of the Chief Constable on military duty, Superintendent F.S. Peck is appointed Sub. Deputy Chief Constable and will take charge of the Force in the absence of the Deputy Chief Constable.
Superintendent G. Knight ‘R’ Division is appointed Chief Clerk, vice Superintendent F.S. Peck transferred to ‘G’ Division.

(Signed) W. Wood Superintendent Deputy Chief Constable of Herts.

 

Orders by Superintendent William Wood Deputy Chief Constable of Hertfordshire

Order 64/1916 Constabulary Headquarters Hatfield 10th June 1916

Superintendent Richard Taylor Foster ‘B’ or Bishops Stortford Division having submitted an application to be permitted to resign on pension, on the ground of failing health, the resignation is accepted to take effect on 30th June 1916.
Superintendent R.J. Foster will be paid up to 30th June inclusive, and will be struck off the strength of the establishment as from that date.
Superintendent R.J. Foster is granted a pension of £160 per annum, from 1st July 1916 inclusive, also leave of absence from 17th to 30th June 1916, on which date he will vacate the Superintendents Quarters at Bishops Stortford Police Station.
That portion of order 59/1916 which relates to Superintendent James Sullivan, ‘G’ Division, and Inspector P. O’Connor ‘C’ Division, is hereby cancelled and the following substituted:
Superintendent James Sullivan, ‘G’ or St Albans Division, to take charge of the ‘B’ or Bishops Stortford Division, vice Superintendent R.T. Foster pensioned.
Superintendent J. Sullivan will proceed to Bishops Stortford on Friday 16th June 1916, to take charge of the books, documents and County property of the ‘B’ or Bishops Stortford Division from Superintendent Foster.

(Signed) W. Wood Superintendent Deputy Chief Constable of Herts.

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