Detective Superintendent Alexander Brown served the majority of his service in the Glasgow C.I.D.
He was involved in many important cases in the 1940s and 1950s, particularly the Manual case (1958-9), when Det. Superintendent Brown was in joint charge of the murder inquiry with Det. Superintendent William Muncie (Lanarkshire Constabulary). After the successful conclusion of that case, Det. Superintendent Brown was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
NB Det. Superintendent Brown’s son, James, joined the Glasgow Police and was appointed to the C.I.D. He progressed through the ranks and retired with the rank of Chief Superintendent in Strathclyde Police.