NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

Welcome to NARPO York

About York Branch

The history of the City of York has not always been a peaceful one with the city changing hands from Romans, Saxons, Danish Vikings and Normans. Many of the battles fought here helped to determine the fate of the entire Nation.

Much of their legacy can be seen today in almost all parts of the city, with many architectural and cultural remains unique to the area. Many street names throughout the city have their origins from the various settlers who made the city their home. King George V1 said “The history of York is the history of England”.

Today the vibrant city is invaded by 7 million visitors per year, thankfully they are peaceful. They are served by quality hotels, restaurants serving food from all parts of the world.

We have many attractions from the Majestic Minster which dominates the sky line, the city’s Roman walls, to the famous Shambles, Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate the shortest street in York, to numerous museums, and 17 race days per year on the award winning Knavesmire racecourse. We finish the year with the St Nicholas Christmas Market in the city voted most Festive in 2017.

Further to the north east visitors can explore “Heartbeat Country” made famous by the books written by a North Yorkshire Police officer.

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Our Team

Treasurer - George Wishart


Chair - Helen Taylor

Chair Helen Taylor Narpo York

Secretary - Les Coverdale

Les Coverdale

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Further Key Information

York Branch also covers the Selby and Tadcaster area, which became part of North Yorkshire at the time of the 1974 amalgamations. Today we have a total of 336 vibrant and companionable members.

The majority of our members served within York City Police York & North East Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Police. One member however served in Lancashire Constabulary, Newcastle City Police, and Northumberland Constabulary before finally arriving in York.

The committee for the branch is made up from the membership and its executive committee is a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer Numerous events are held during the year with an annual Christmas Dinner ending the year. The branches main priority is the physical and emotional wellbeing of the members and their families.

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