John has written an enthralling and insightful book into the history of Doncaster and its Police force from 1805, well before the formal inception of the Borough Police (later a County Borough) and then from its formal inception in 1838, through to its demise in 1968, when it was amalgamated into the West Yorkshire Constabulary (and later into the South Yorkshire Police, of which the borough is still a part.).
John has uncovered some wonderful anecdotes, showing the sometimes hectic, and very occasionally troublesome, early years of the force.
As a former Doncaster Borough Officer (1966 - 68 only), I strongly recommend this book to former colleagues, and indeed, to anyone interested in the history of Doncaster. A 'must read' book - well done, John!
by Jeff Vernon (Treasurer of Doncaster NARPO)