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Tom Andrews

Tom Andrews

University of Derby CivicLAB: Tom Andrews: The Greatest Policeman

Thursday 29 February | 10:30-11:30 am

Free (but booking essential) Venue: Artcore, DE1 2DS

Thursday 29 February, 10:30-11:30am at Artcore

Could just one man be responsible for modernising the British Police service and transforming it from its Victorian 'Beat' policing, to today's responsive model? Tom argues that man is Capt. Athelstan Popkess, Chief Constable of Nottingham City Police from 1930 to 1959. He is credited with the introduction of police wireless communications, enhanced police use of forensics and the burglar alarm, amongst myriad others.

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