Liverpool City Police

Francis Caldwell

Francis Caldwell CBE MVO KPM (c.1860 – 17 April 1934) was a British police officer who served as Head Constable of Liverpool City Police from 1912 to 1925.

Caldwell was born in Croxteth, of Scottish parents. He joined the Liverpool police as a clerk in 1879 and rapidly rose through the ranks to First Assistant Head Constable, succeeding Sir Leonard Dunning as Head Constable (the equivalent of Chief Constable in most other British forces) in January 1912. He was the Head Constable during the Police Strike 1919.

Caldwell was appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order 5th Class (MVO) in 1913 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours. He was awarded the King's Police Medal (KPM) in the 1919 New Year Honours.

He died at the age of 74.

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