Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976

Photos from a police career spanning 3 decades.

By Hilary K, with thanks to the Fuller family for providing photos and documents

Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976

 

Gerald Leonard Fuller was born in 1925 and joined the Hertfordshire Police Force at the age of 23.

His Service record shows that he was just over 5 ft 9, with hazel eyes and a scar under his left eye.

Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976


Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976
While still a Police Constable, probably in the late 1950s or early 1960s, he was photographed for the London Evening Standard riding the first wireless-equipped motorcycle to be used in the Hertfordshire Police. PC Fuller carried out his road-patrol duties on the bike for a month’s experimental period.

Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976

Shortly after this he was promoted to Detective Sergeant.

Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976
Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976
Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976


Course photo from the Detective Training School in Hendon. Fuller is in the back row, third from right

Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976


Gerald Fuller - Herts policeman 1948-1976
In November 1962 he took his qualifying exams for promotion. Subjects covered were: Law, practice and procedure in relation to crime; Law, practice and procedure in relation to traffic; Law practice and procedure in relation to general police duties; and Administration and organisation. He passed each subject and in February 1963 received notification from the Hertfordshire Constabulary that he had qualified to be an Inspector.


New police houses on Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford
New police houses on Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford

...and the police are looking into it
...and the police are looking into it
After a successful career of 28 years in the Hertfordshire Police, Inspector Fuller retired in October 1976, with his conduct during service being given as exemplary on his retirement certificate.


 

This page was added on 10/09/2013.

Comments about this page

  • His wife Gertrude was / is related to my mum.

    Gertrude’s great great grandmother was Susan Hopping.

    She married George Draper.

    Susan’s dad Daniel’s brother (William’s) son Charles, is our line of the Hoppings. Who are the NZ line of the Hoppings.

    So, Erin Fuller would also be related to me / my mum 🙂

    By Paul Walker (24/02/2018)
  • Included in the standing group in the doorway is Inspector Denis WEST on the left and Detective Constable Victor Reginald HUMPHREYS in plain clothes on the right.

    By Richard Liversidge (18/08/2016)
  • It’s so nice to see these photographs on display to honour an amazing career. I’m a very proud Grandaughter and just wish I could tell him now.

    By Erin Fuller (30/12/2015)
  • The last picture on the bottom right showing the search of farm buildings I suspect was the search for Harry Roberts when he was on the run after the murder of 3 Met Policemen. He was found in a hideout on a farm near to Bishops Stortford.

    By John Halsey (24/02/2014)

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