A register of the appointment, transfer, resignation and dismissal of members of the Police establishment exists for the years 1832 - 1844 and 1855 - 1955. However between 1858 and 1865 there was a de-centralisation of the Police Force as the various Municipalities assumed responsibility for appointing and maintaining the force in their area. The register does not include policeman employed by the Municipalities. This de-centralised system existed until 1898.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.