A Royal Commission was appointed in 1960 to
inquire into various aspects of policing and one of its subsequent
recommendations was the abolition of smaller police forces. As a
result the West Midlands Constabulary was formed on the 1st
April 1966 by the merger of Dudley Borough Police, Walsall Borough
Police, Wolverhampton Borough Police and parts of Staffordshire
and Worcestershire Constabularies.
However, the force was only to last a mere
eight years, as the government were already looking at further
CHIEF CONSTABLES OF WEST
1966 – 1967: Norman W.
1967 – 1974: Edwin SOLOMON