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Ayrshire Constabulary Badge and Die

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Before the 19th Century criminal cases in Ayr Burgh were heard by the Burgh Court and its appointed constables (and the Sheriff court for more serious incidents). The Commissioners of Supply organised a County Constabulary in 1839, with a separate Ayr Burgh Constabulary set up in 1850. 

In 1968 the police forces of Ayr, Kilmarnock and the County were amalgamated.   In 1975, this force became part of Strathclyde Police as part of the Council reorganisation of the time.

Source:
Rozelle House Galleries
Accession number:
2863SAC
Digital Number:
SAAC008n
Copyright:
South Ayrshire Council