|West Midlands Constabulary 1966 -1974|
|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 amalgamations.
CHIEF CONSTABLES OF WEST MIDLANDS CONSTABULARY
1966 – 1967: Norman W. GOODCHILD
1967 – 1974: Edwin SOLOMON