22 fascinating photos of policing in Edinburgh in the 1950s and 1960s: murder, raids and football trouble

Police work included directing traffic as well as policing protests and investigating crime

The job of police officers has inevitably changed in lots of ways over the last 60 years or so. Some roles remain the same - like investigating murders or post office raids.

But, as these pictures from the Evening News archives show, such tasks as directing the traffic used to be a key part of policing work.

And of course there were protests and demonstrations to be dealt with too.

Scroll through these fascinating old photos and see what police work was like in the 1950s and 1960s.

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