Baldock Sergeant Retires :
Hertfordshire Mercury, 2nd February 1951.
After 25 years in the Force, Police Sergt. William Baker of Baldock, is retiring on February. 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.