‘On The Beat’ – The History and Archive of West Sussex Constabulary (1857-1967)

2017 marks not one, but two very special anniversaries for West Sussex Constabulary. They were formed on 4th April 1857 as a result of the County and Police Act 1856 which made it compulsory for counties to have their own police force.  The earlier County Police Act of 1839 enabled Justices of the Peace to…