Society History

Lanarkshire Police Historical Society

The Lanarkshire Police Historical Society was established on the 22nd of May 2013 following a successful day at the Motherwell Police Open Day on 23rd March 2013.

The Society aims to act as a focal point and network for all who are interested in policing in Lanarkshire, to encourage the preservation of relevant police archives and artefacts and promote their accessibility to the general public and to forge and maintain strategic links with the local community and relevant academic institutions.

It is also our intention to encourage research into all aspects of the history of the police in Lanarkshire and to publish the useful results of such research.

It is also hoped that items of memorabilia can be collected and ultimately be part of a permanent display somewhere central in the Lanarkshire area.

The society is open to all serving and retired police officers and serving and retired police staff. Membership of anyone out with the above is at the discretion of the committee.

At the present time there are a total of 52 members.

If anyone is interested in joining the society they should contact the following for further information.


George Barnsley (Chair)

M: 07584 219 405



Henry Harper (Treasurer)

M: 07766160796