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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Police Department — The Chief Police Station

Police Department.

The Chief Police Station in Napier is situated in Byron Street, and is a wooden building containing offices, a large library, and sleeping quarters. Napier is the head-quarters of an extensive district, known as the Napier and East Coast Police District, including an area of about 250 miles long and 150 miles broad.

Inspector Ewen Phillip Macdonell Was Born In Scotland In The Year 1848, and Was Educated In Parish Schools. He Joined The Police Force In Scotland In 1867, and In 1875 Resigned In Order To Come To New Zealand. He Joined The Police Force Immediately On Landing, In 1900 Was Appointed Inspector In Charge Of The West Coast and Nelson Police Districts, and In March, 1902, Received His Present Appointment.