Thomas Renfrew

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Thomas Renfrew, CBE (18 June 1901 – 17 January 1975) was HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland from 1957 [1] to 1966. [2]

Renfrew was educated at Eastbank Academy and the University of Glasgow. He joined the City of Glasgow Police in 1919; and transferred to Lanarkshire rising to be Chief Constable between 1945 and 1957. [3]

Eastbank Academy is a Scottish secondary school in the suburb of Shettleston in Glasgow.

University of Glasgow University located in Glasgow, Scotland and founded in 1451.

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The City of Glasgow Police or Glasgow City Police was the police of the City of Glasgow, Scotland. In the 17th century, Scottish cities used to hire watchmen to guard the streets at night, augmenting a force of unpaid citizen constables. On 30 June 1800 the authorities of Glasgow successfully petitioned the British Government to pass the Glasgow Police Act establishing the City of Glasgow Police. It served Glasgow from 1800 to 1975, when it was amalgamated into Strathclyde Police. It is sometimes described as the first modern-style municipal police force, although due to the original Glasgow force's small size and varied duties this title has previously been claimed by the London Metropolitan Police. However, following formal enforcement action by the Advertising Standards Authority, the Metropolitan Police gave a written undertaking never to repeat this claim again.

Notes

  1. News in Brief. The Times (London, England), Thursday, 7 Nov 1957; pg. 6; Issue 53992
  2. London Gazette
  3. ‘RENFREW, Thomas’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 23 May 2016
Police appointments
Preceded by
Sidney Anderson Kinnear
HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland
19581966
Succeeded by
Andrew Meldrum


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