Chief Constables of the various Sussex Police Forces.

In 1893, Inspector Harry Plumb was promoted to Chief Constable of Eastbourne Borough Police. This photo shows him taking a spin in what is believed to be the first motor car seen in Eastbourne.
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William Montague Glenister
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The first Chief Constable of East Sussex, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Fowler Mackay of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. CC Fowler McKay initially used the Lewes office of Mr Kell, Solicitor to the Justices in Quarter Sessions, to conduct his business. The fire engine and new Constabulary were housed in the yard of the old Star Inn. From 1841 until 1846 the Force HQ was in Uckfield, and in 1842 the first Lewes Police Station was built in Lancaster Street and was occupied by a Superintendent. Later this was used as an office by the Chief Constable, his move back to Lewes in 1846 prompted by the new railway line from Brighton.
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Old Police Cells Museum
Henry Solomon
Old Police Cells Museum

Making up the modern Sussex Police Force.

Brighton Police

Henry Solomon,  1838 – 1844

Thomas Hayter Chase,  1844 – 1853

George White,  1853 – 1876

Owen Crowhurst,  1876 – 1877

Isaiah Barnden,  1877 – 1881

James Terry,  1881 – 1894

Thomas Carter,  1894 – 1901

Sir William Gentle KB, KGSJ, JP,  1901 – 1920

Charles Griffin,  1920 – 1933

William James Hutchinson CBE,  1933 – 1956

Charles William Ridge,  1956 – 1957

Albert Edgar Rowsell OBE, MM,  1957 – 1963

William Thomas Cavey,  1963 – 1967

 

Eastbourne

John George Fraser,  1891 – 1893

Harry Plumb,  1893 – 1900

Major Edward Jenkins Teale,  1900 – 1918

William Henry Smith,  1918 – 1943

Norman Frost,  1947 – 1954

Richard Wilbraham Walker,  1954 – 1967

 

Hastings Police

William Montague Glenister, 1857 – 1894

Charles Frederick Baker,  1894 – 1907

Frederick James OBE,  1907 – 1933

Joseph Bell,  1933 – 1942

Lt. Col. Angus Gordon Cargill,  1942 – 1954

James Robert Archer-Burton OBE,  1955 – 1958

Donald Leslie Brown QPM,  1959 – 1967

Hove Police

Major  George Jams Teevan,  1884 – 1905

Thomas Davies,  1905 – 1907

William Cooks,  1907 – 1919

William Charles Hillyer,  1919 – 1942

George Edward Lovell,  1942 – 1943

East Sussex

Lt. Col Henry Fowler Mackay,  1840 – 1881

Major George Luxford,  1881 – 1894

Bt. Major Hugh Lang,  1894 – 1920

Lt. Col George Ormerod DSO,  1920 – 1936

Reginald Breffit OBE. MA,  1936 – 1965

George W. R. Terry  OBE,  1965 – 1967

West Sussex   

Capt. Frederick Montgomerie,  1857 – 1879

Capt. George R. Drummond MVO,  1879 – 1912

Capt. Arthur Williams MVO. OBE,  1912 – 1934

Ronald Paterson Wilson OBE,  1935 –  1964

Thomas Christopher Williams,  1964 – 1967

Sussex Joint Police: –

For War Time: 

Major John Ferguson (Met. Police) 1943 – 1947.

After 1947, all the Sussex Police Forces reverted

back again to their original Forces. That is until

1967 when all the constituent Forces were

amalgamated into the Current Sussex Police.

Researched and written by David Rowland.

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