York and North East Yorkshire Police

The York and North East Yorkshire Police was a police force in England from 1968 to 1974, covering the North Riding of Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the county borough of York. It was a merger of the two riding forces (the North Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary and the East Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary) with the York City Police.[1]

The force area was broken up in 1974 and was split between the North Yorkshire Police, Humberside Police, and Cleveland Constabulary.[2]

The Chief Constable from 1968 was Harold Hubert Salisbury, who left in 1972 to become Commissioner of Police in South Australia.[3]


  1. ^ "Delving into the long history of policing the rural North Riding". Darlington and Stockton Times. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ "British Police History - York and North East Yorkshire Police". www.british-police-history.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Salisbury, Harold Hubert (1915–1991)". Audtralian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 20 July 2018.