The Museum of Policing in Cheshire
Museum

The Police Forces of Cheshire

These are the forces which at one time served the Cheshire area. They are now part of the Cheshire Constabulary, Merseyside Police and Greater Manchester Police.

Force Founded History
Birkenhead 1833 1967 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary, 1974 became Merseyside
Cheshire  1857 County Force
Chester 1836 1949 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary
Congleton 1836 1947 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary
Hyde 1899 1947 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary,  1974 became Manchester
Macclesfield  1836 1947 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary 
Stalybridge 1857 1947 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary,  1974 became Manchester
Stockport 1870 1967 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary,  1974 became Manchester
Wallasey 1913 1967 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary, 1974 became Merseyside
Warrington 1847 1969 became Lancashire, 1974 became part of Cheshire Constabulary History
Widnes   Part of Lancashire, 1974 became part of Cheshire Constabulary
Wirral Parks   1974 became Merseyside

For histories of the various forces see the History section in Features.