In 1969 the Tetbury Magistrates Court was moved to Cirencester, this in turn led to the local Police Force taking over a new building in London Road. At this time, in order to preserve a part of Tetbury’s heritage whilst keen to provide a ‘public’ council office, the Town Council purchased the Victorian Police Station and Courtroom in Long Street, now formally known as Tetbury Council Offices and Police Museum.
Our resident Sergeant is always on duty in the station watching over the prisoners, local troublemakers and the public as he has done for over a hundred years.
'Fred’, one of our prisoners, sleeps it off in one of the cells and should not be woken, as he is known to become violent if disturbed. Considering the cells were only for ‘short stay’ prisoners they are extremely secure, in the past careless visitors have been known to lock themselves in!