Joseph Wright Teesdale Smith was appointed Chief Constable of Liverpool City Police in 1958.
During the Police Strike of 1919 he served as a Constable in Liverpool City Police and was one of the many Officers who went on strike.
The Head Constable (Chief Constable) during the strike was Francis Caldwell and he issued the following order:
Central Police Office
1st August 1919
The Watch Committee at their meeting unamimously decided that any member of the Force now absent without leave who fails to return to duty immediately or fails to parade at his Divisional Station for orders before 8 p.m. this first day of August, 1919, is dismissed and will not be permitted to rejoin the Force.
Smith was one of the officers who did report for duty and was not dismissed.
He was succeeded by Bert Balmer
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