Police Training Centre, Mill Meece

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Date:1950 - 1951 (c.)

Description:Trainee police officers performing gymnastics at No. 4 District Police Training Centre, Mill Meece.

The site was formerly the 'H.M.S. Fledgling' W.R.N.S. Training Centre. After it was vacated in 1948 the police took it over from 1949 until 1960. The centre trained newly appointed police constables from Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire and the city and borough forces within those counties. Women polices constables from all over England, except the London metropolitan police, were also trained there. The courses lasted for 13 weeks and covered crtiminal and traffic law, powers of arrest and general police duties.

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Creators: Staffordshire Newsletter - Creator

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Source: Staffordshire County Record Office

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