In addition to Lanarkshire Constabulary there were four Burgh Police forces which policed some of the towns of the county.
Airdrie Burgh Police
Coatbridge Burgh police
Hamilton Burgh Police
Motherwell & Wishaw Burgh Police
Burgh Police forces ceased to exist in 1967 when they were all amalgamated into Lanarkshire Constabulary.
A brief history of each of the Burgh forces is contained in the following sections.