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South Yorkshire Police
Professional Standards Department
Sheffield 35a Business Park
Sheffield, S35 2PY
Immediate source of acquisition:
On abolition of South Yorkshire County Council on 31 March 1986, the records passed from South Yorkshire County Record Office, by agreement of the four South Yorkshire District Councils, to the custody of Sheffield Archives as lead authority. They were then transferred to Rotherham Archives.
Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire
Administrative / biographical background:
Police for Rotherham were provided by the West Riding from 1856 (when the West Riding Police Force was set up) until 1882. In that year Rotherham set up its own force which continued until 1967 when Sheffield and Rotherham Joint Force was established. In 1974 Rotherham became a division within South Yorkshire Police
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