Baldock Sergeant Retires
Hertfordshire Mercury, 2nd February 1951
After 25 years in the Force , P.-Sergt. William Baker of Baldock , is retiring on February 10 . He has found a house in Church Street , and will continue to be of service to the town that he has served so well in the past . Sergt. Baker , after receiving his initial training at Hatfield was stationed at Bishop’s Stortford for a few months , and then went on to Watford , where he stayed for three years . Next stop was at the village of Aston , near Stevenage , now famous as the headquarters of Stevenage Development Corporation , and four years later he went to Welwyn Garden City for his longest stay of nearly 13 years . Five years ago came promotion and his posting to Baldock. A great sportsman , ” Skip” Baker represented the Herts County Police on the football field , the cricket pitch and the athletic track in his younger days .
His Successor :
It is expected that his replacement will be P-Sergt. “Bill” Oakley at present at Watford .
Sergt. Oakley is well known in the district , for he was at Ickleford as a Constable for some years , and then joined the C.I.D. , serving at Hitchin as Detective Constable before his promotion to the rank of Sergeant and the move to Watford not many months ago .
Beating Sergt. Baker to retirement by a few days, is Police-Sergeant Pennicott , of Royston , who finished at the end of January . For eight years he has been at Royston , and he has been in the force for more than 27 years .
Police-Sergt. Crawford is to take his place .