James Haughton (police officer)

Sir James Haughton, CBE, QPM (26 February 1914 – 26 January 2000)[1] was Chief Inspector of Constabulary from January 1976 to July 1977.[2]

He joined Birmingham City Police in 1935, rising to become Detective Chief Superintendent.[3] He was on the staff at the Police Staff College, Bramshill from 1963 to 1965 when he became Chief Constable of Liverpool City Police, which then expanded to include Bootle before restructuring to become Merseyside Police from 1974, of which he was Chief Constable until 1975. After his spell as Chief Inspector (1976–77) he went to Zimbabwe Rhodesia to assist with the implementation of the Lancaster House Agreement.[4]


  1. ^ Lives in Brief. The Times (London, England), Monday, March 27, 2000; pg. 21; Issue 66,785
  2. ^ HMIC Profile
  3. ^ Liverpool City Police
  4. ^ Retired officer for police post in Rhodesia. The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 16, 1979; pg. 7; Issue 60476
Police appointments
Preceded by HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
1976 –1977
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Chief Constable of Merseyside Police
Succeeded by
Position Established
Preceded by
Chief Constable of Liverpool City Police
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Position Abolished