Friday 28 February 2014

Conditions of service 1839

Essex Police

Many Thanks top Gordon Bacon who sent this to us, conditions of service from when he joined !! (In 1839).

(Gordon had it sent to him from a friend down south.)

Please note :

Shaving is unhealthy

Uniform worn at all times in case you are accused of spying on the public.

You cannot gossip with the public.

Carry your ‘bait’ in your top hat….

Have a bath before interview

Be prepared to be assaulted, stoned  or stabbed by the public

Looks like nothings changed !!

Any more old memorabilia lying around anywhere that we can put on the site ??

Please email : if you have

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