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Powys County Archives Office
Police Authority, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 P/CON

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Police Authority Records

Short Title: Police Authority, records

Creation date(s):

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be found out

Name of creator(s): Police Authority


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1948 the Mid Wales Police Authority was established with the amalgamation of the three separate police authorities of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire under a single Chief Constable. It was superseded in 1968 by the Dyfed-Powys Police Authority which amalgamated the M.W.P.A. with the police forces of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. The M.W.P.A. had three Chief Constables: Captain H.C. Lloyd, R.E.G. Benbow, and Mr. R.B. Thomas. The records are mainly administrative files.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to the Mid Wales Police Authority, mainly administrative files, 1948-1968, including housing programmes, 1950-1971; police building returns, 1954-1959; pensions, 1948-1964; records relating to civil defence, 1949-1967; records relating to police officers, 1947-1968; financial records, 1937-1969; correspondence, 1948-1967; insurance, 1950-1968; and records relating to the Dyfed-Powys Police Authority, 1853-1987.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Mid Wales Police Authority; Dyfed-Powys Police Authority.

Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from name of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, Police Authority.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005

Dyfed-Powys Police Authority | Archives
Mid Wales Police Authority | Archives

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Dyfed-Powys Police Authority
Mid Wales Police Authority

Dyfed (Wales)
Powys (Wales)

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