Police Station, Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Police Station, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Photograph taken October 1984 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: BB92/12865

In 1756 the Chief Magistrate of Westminster, Henry Fielding, set up the first full-time police force. In 1856 the County and Borough Police Act was introduced, which required a police force to be in operation in all districts. This police station dates from about this time.