William Merrilees (1898-1984) was Chief Constable of Lothians and Peebles Constabulary - the first person to hold that post - from 1950 to 1968, retiring on his seventieth birthday.
His autobiography The Short Arm Of The Law was published in 1966. The title is a pun on his height; he was extremely short for a police officer. The Campaign Against Homosexuality is a chapter from that book; it contrasts sharply with the attitude of police officers and the wider society towards homosexuality today. To put it mildly!
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