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Encyclopedia > List of police forces in the United Kingdom

There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. There are three general types. A Police Constable of West Yorkshire Police on patrol The United Kingdom is a unitary (as opposed to federal) state, and police forces, generally speaking, are organised at the level of administrative districts. ...

  1. The majority of policing is carried out by regional 'police forces', which are police forces that cover a 'police area' (a particular region) and have an independent Police Authority. Current police forces have their grounding in the Police Act 1996, which prescribes a number of issues such as appointment of a Chief Constable, jurisdiction and responsibilities.
  2. There are also national police forces that have a specific, non-regional jurisdiction, such as the British Transport Police. The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 refers to these as 'special police forces'.
  3. There are a number of local police forces or 'private constabularies' that have escaped police reform, mostly having their foundations in old legislation. These have a responsibility to police specific local areas, such as ports and parks.

Over the centuries there has been a wide variation in the number of police forces in the United Kingdom, with a huge number now no longer in existence. See List of former police forces in the United Kingdom for these. Police authority - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Chief Constable is the title given to the commanding officer of every territorial police force in the United Kingdom except the two responsible for Greater London. ... The British Transport Police (BTP) is a non-Home Office national police service responsible for policing the railway system throughout Great Britain. ... The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 is an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament aimed primarily at creating the Serious Organised Crime Agency. ... Due to various Parliamentary Acts the numbers of police forces in the United Kingdom has varied drastically since the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829 set up the first modern police force in London. ...

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Territorial Police Forces

England and Wales (Home Office Police Services)

The territorial forces use the boundaries of the local government areas (counties) established in the 1974 local government reorganisations (although with subsequent modifications). These forces provide the majority of policing services to the public of England and Wales. These forces are known as "Home Office police forces" due to the Acts of Parliament that established them. It should be noted, that despite the implication of the term, all police forces are independent, with operational control resting solely with the Chief Constable of each force (or the Commissioner with regard to the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police), with oversight from a Police Authority for each force. There is no single system of local government in the United Kingdom. ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... In Westminster System parliaments, an Act of Parliament is a part of the law passed by the Parliament. ... Chief Constable is the title given to the commanding officer of every territorial police force in the United Kingdom except the two responsible for Greater London. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the Home Office police force responsible for Greater London, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London. ... City Police Mounted Section officer The City of London Police is the Home Office police force responsible for the City of London, including the Middle and Inner Temple. ... Police authority - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


The Police Act 1996 is the most recent piece of legislation which outlines the areas of responsibility for the 43 territorial forces of England and Wales (found in Schedule 1 of the Act). The Act also outlines the jurisdiction of constables of these forces. A constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in law enforcement. ...


Constable is the lowest rank in the police service, but all officers, whatever their rank are "constables" in terms of legal powers and jurisdiction. Police officers in Home Office police forces in England and Wales derive their jurisdiction from Section 30 of the Police Act 1996. This section outlines that such officers have jurisdiction throughout England and Wales and also the adjacent United Kingdom waters. Special Constables, who are part-time, volunteer officers of these forces, have more limited jurisdiction. The Special Constabulary is the auxiliary wing of the British police. ...


Generally, constables from English and Welsh Home Office forces do not have jurisdiction in Scotland or Northern Ireland and vice versa. However, limited powers exist to pursue and arrest where a person flees over the border into Scotland in certain situations. Legislation is also in place for "mutual aid" situations, which extends constables' jurisdiction into any part of the United Kingdom. An example of this was the G8 conference at Gleneagles, Scotland, where 14,000 officers from every force throughout the United Kingdom were involved and had full police powers under Scots law for the period of the operation. Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official languages English (de facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3, Northern Ireland Sign Language, Irish Sign Language Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Office... Official G8 2005 Portrait. ... Scots law (or Scottish law) is the law of Scotland. ...


A minor oddity to jurisdiction is that police officers of the Metropolitan Police who are responsible for Royalty and VIP protection have jurisdiction in any part of the United Kingdom whilst performing those functions.


In late 2005, the government announced that there was to be a reorganisation of Home Office police forces in England and Wales. Several options are currently under review, but any force with less than 4,000 regular officers will probably be merged with other forces to form regional police services. This is a controversial subject and many forces have made known their objections to the proposals. A decision as to the future organisation of the Home Office police forces was due to be made in February 2006.


As of July 2006, all plans to merge Home Office police forces have been abandoned by John Reid the current Home Secretary, with no changes forseen in the near future. John Reid may refer to: John Reid (UK politician) (born 1947), British politician, cabinet minister and current Home Secretary. ... The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office and is responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales, and for immigration and citizenship for the whole United Kingdom (including Scotland and Northern Ireland). ...


England

see also List of police forces in England sorted by county
  1. Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  2. Bedfordshire Police
  3. Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  4. Cheshire Constabulary
  5. City of London Police (not shown)
  6. Cleveland Police
  7. Cumbria Constabulary
  8. Derbyshire Constabulary
  9. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
  10. Dorset Police
  11. Durham Constabulary
  12. Essex Police
  13. Gloucestershire Constabulary
  14. Greater Manchester Police
  15. Hampshire Constabulary
  16. Hertfordshire Constabulary
  17. Humberside Police
  18. Kent Police
  19. Lancashire Constabulary
  20. Leicestershire Constabulary
  1. Lincolnshire Police
  2. Merseyside Police
  3. Metropolitan Police
  4. Norfolk Constabulary
  5. Northamptonshire Police
  6. Northumbria Police
  7. North Yorkshire Police
  8. Nottinghamshire Police
  9. South Yorkshire Police
  10. Staffordshire Police
  11. Suffolk Constabulary
  12. Surrey Police
  13. Sussex Police
  14. Thames Valley Police
  15. Warwickshire Police
  16. West Mercia Constabulary
  17. West Midlands Police
  18. West Yorkshire Police
  19. Wiltshire Constabulary

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Note: Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands participate in a partnership called the Central Motorway Police Group Avon - Avon and Somerset Constabulary Port of Bristol Police Bedfordshire - Bedfordshire Police Berkshire - Thames Valley Police Buckinghamshire - Thames Valley Police Cambridgeshire - Cambridgeshire Constabulary Cambridge University Constabulary Cheshire - Cheshire Constabulary City of London - City of London Police Cleveland - Cleveland Police Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority Harbour Police Cornwall - Devon and Cornwall... Avon & Somerset Constabulary is a police force in England covering the county of Somerset and the districts of South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset; these districts were the now defunct county of Avon hence the forces name. ... Bedfordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Bedfordshire and the district of Luton in England. ... Cambridgeshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire. ... Cheshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the English non-metropolitan county of Cheshire and the unitary authorities of Halton (including Runcorn, and Widnes) and Warrington. ... City Police Mounted Section officer The City of London Police is the Home Office police force responsible for the City of London, including the Middle and Inner Temple. ... Cleveland Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the area of former county of Cleveland in North East England. ... Cumbria Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England covering the county of Cumbria. ... Derbyshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Derbyshire, England. ... Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall and the unitary authorities of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly. ... Dorset Police is the Home Office police force with the responsibility of policing the English county of Dorset. ... Durham Constabulary is a Home Office police force with the responsibilty of policing the county of Durham in the north east of England. ... Essex Police is a Home Office (territorial) police force with responsibility for policing the county of Essex in south east England. ... Gloucestershire Constabulary is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire in England. ... Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, in North West England. ... Hampshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in southern England. ... Hertfordshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. ... Humberside Police is the police force for Humberside in England. ... Kent Police is the police force covering Kent in England, including the unitary authority of Medway. ... Lancashire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Lancashire in the North West England. ... Leicestershire Constabulary is a British police force that covers Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland in England. ... Lincolnshire Police is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands of England. ... Merseyside Merseyside Police is the police force covering Merseyside in North West England. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the Home Office police force responsible for Greater London, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London. ... The Norfolk Constabulary is the Home Office police force which covers the county of Norfolk in England. ... Northamptonshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. ... Northumbria Police is the police force for the north English counties of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. ... North Yorkshire Police is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire and the unitary authority of York in northern England. ... Nottinghamshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the shire county of Nottinghamshire and the unitary authority of Nottingham in the East Midlands of England. ... South Yorkshire Police is the police force covering South Yorkshire in England. ... Staffordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England. ... Suffolk Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Suffolk in the East of England, United Kingdom. ... Surrey Police is the Home Office police force the county of Surrey in the south of England The force is lead by Chief Constable Bob Quick and has its headquarters at Mount Browne, Guildford, Surrey. ... Sussex Police is the police force covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove in southern England. ... Thames Valley Police is one of the largest Home Office police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 km²) and a population of 2. ... Warwickshire Police is the police force which polices Warwickshire in England. ... West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. ... The West Midlands county The West Midlands Police is the police force covering the West Midlands county in England. ... West Yorkshire Police is the police force covering West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. ... Wiltshire Constabulary is the police force covering Wiltshire and Swindon in south-west England. ... Image File history File links EnglandPoliceNumbered. ... The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) is a co-operative operation between four police forces in the West Midlands of England. ...

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Wales

  1. Dyfed-Powys Police (Heddlu Dyfed Powys) - Dyfed and Powys
  2. Gwent Police (Heddlu Gwent) - Gwent
  3. North Wales Police (Heddlu Gogledd Cymru) - Gwynedd and Clwyd
  4. South Wales Police (Heddlu De Cymru) - South Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan and West Glamorgan

Dyfed-Powys Police (Welsh: Heddlu Dyfed Powys) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire (which make up Dyfed), and Powys in Wales. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Gwent Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gwent) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen in southeast Wales. ... Gwent as a preserved county since 2003. ... North Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gogledd Cymru) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd in north Wales. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... South Wales Police (Welsh: ) is one of the four Home Office police forces in Wales. ... South Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... West Glamorgan as a preserved county since 2003. ...

Scotland

Most police powers and functions have been devolved to the Scottish Executive and Scottish Parliament. Areas for which legislative responsibility remains with the UK Government include national security, terrorism, firearms and drugs. The Police (Scotland) Act 1967, as amended, is the basis for the organisation and jurisdiction of the eight territorial forces in Scotland. Constables of these eight forces have jurisdiction throughout Scotland. (See above comments under English and Welsh forces for jurisdiction in other parts of the United Kingdom). The territorial forces use the boundaries of the local government regions established in the 1975 local government reorganisation, with minor adjustments to align with the current council area borders. These forces provide the majority of police services to the public of Scotland. The Executives logo, shown with English and Scottish Gaelic caption The term Scottish Executive is used in two different, but closely-related senses: to denote the executive arm of Scotlands national legislature (i. ... For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... There is no single system of local government in the United Kingdom. ... For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as Council Areas of Scotland which are all governed by unitary authorities designated as Councils which have the option under the Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997(as chosen by Na h-Eileanan an Iar) of being known...

  1. Central Scotland Police - Central
  2. Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary - Dumfries and Galloway
  3. Fife Constabulary - Fife
  4. Grampian Police - Grampian
  5. Lothian and Borders Police - Lothian and Borders
  6. Northern Constabulary - Highlands and Islands
  7. Strathclyde Police - Strathclyde
  8. Tayside Police - Tayside

Map showing the council areas of Scotland with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... Map of Scotland showing the location of the former Central region Regional Council Central (Roinn Meadhanach in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1974 to 1995. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland with Dumfries and Galloway highlighted. ... Dumfries and Galloway (Dùn Phris agus an Gall-Ghaidhealaibh in Gaelic) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. ... Fife Police bike photographed at Kirkcaldy police station. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Grampian Police are a police force in north east of Scotland, covering the borough of the City of Aberdeen and the counties of Aberdeenshire and Moray. ... Grampian (Roinn a Mhonaidh in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. ... Lothian and Borders Police are the police force for the Lothian and Borders regions of Scotland, including Edinburgh, Galashiels and Livingston. ... Lothian (Lowden in Scots, Lodainn in Gaelic) forms a traditional region of Scotland, lying between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills. ... Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as The Borders or The Borderland) is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland, with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... The Highlands and Islands is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. ... Strathclyde Police is the police force for the Scottish council areas of Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. ... Strathclyde (Srath Chluaidh in Gaelic) was one of the regional council areas of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... Tayside (Taobh Tatha in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1974 to 1995. ... Image File history File links ScotlandPolice. ...

Northern Ireland

County and borough based police forces were not formed in Ireland as they were in Great Britain, with instead a single Royal Irish Constabulary covering most of Ireland (the exception being the Dublin Metropolitan Police, which was responsible for policing in Dublin). The Royal Ulster Constabulary was formed in 1922 after the establishment of the Irish Free State, and served until the reforms of the police under the terms established initially by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 undertaken by the Patten Commission, which led to the renaming of the RUC in 2001. Image File history File links PSNImap. ... The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) was one of Irelands two police forces in the early twentieth century, alongside the Dublin Metropolitan Police. ... The Dublin Metropolitan Police was formed in 1836, after twenty years of attempts to create an effective policing force in Ireland Rural policing in Ireland began when Chief Secretary for Ireland, Robert Peel created the Peace Preservation Force in 1816. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was name of the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Territory of the Irish Free State Capital Dublin Language(s) Irish, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1922–1936 George V  - 1936–1936 George VI President of the Executive Council  - 1922–1932 W.T. Cosgrave  - 1932–1937 Eamon de Valera Legislature Oireachtas  - Upper house Seanad Éireann  - Lower house Dáil Éireann... The Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement and, more rarely, as the Stormont Agreement) was signed in Belfast on April 10, 1998 by the British and Irish Governments and endorsed by most Northern Ireland political parties. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... The Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland was established in 1998, as part of the Belfast Agreement. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (Irish: Seirbhís Póilíneachta Thuaisceart na hÉireann) is the police service that covers Northern Ireland. ...

Non-Territorial Police Forces

These forces have jurisdiction in either England and Wales or Scotland, although some cover both, whilst the Ministry of Defence Police also covers Northern Ireland. Within these broad jurisdictions, the remit of some of the forces is further limited to the areas that they police, such as railway infastructure or military/defence property. The Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 gave the British Transport Police and Ministry of Defence Police a conditional jurisdiction to act outside of their primary jurisdiction if they suspect a crime, believe that there is risk to life or limb, or have permission from the local force. As these forces are responsible to specific areas of infrastructure, they do not answer to the Home Office, but instead to the government department responsible for the area they police: The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 or ATCSA is a British Act of Parliament introduced as emergency legislation after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. ...

The British Transport Police (BTP) is a non-Home Office national police service responsible for policing the railway system throughout Great Britain. ... In the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport is the government department responsible for the transport network. ... The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is an armed non-Home Office police force that protects civil nuclear installations and substances in the United Kingdom. ... The Department of Trade and Industry is a United Kingdom government department. ... The Ministry of Defence Police (or MOD Police; MDP) is a non-Home Office police force in the United Kingdom. ... The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ...

Organised Crime Agencies

These two agencies are national bodies responsible for tackling organised crime. The SDEA is a purely Scottish organisation answerable to the Scottish Executive, while the SOCA is a national body with jurisdiction throughout the United Kingdom, answerable to the Home Office. Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ...

The Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency (SDEA) is a national police agency in Scotland responsible for disrupting and dismantling serious organised crime groups; by taking the profit out of such crime and reducing the demand for such products. ... The SOCA logo;.[1] The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) is a policing agency of the United Kingdom that acts against organised crime, including the illegal drugs trade, money laundering, and people smuggling. ...

Local Police/Private Constabularies

These constabularies generally come under the control of a local authority or even private companies, in the case of some ports police and the Mersey Tunnels Police. They have been established by individual Acts of Parliament to police specific local areas. Jurisdiction is invariably limited to that area alone. This, together with the small size of the constabularies, means they are reliant on the territorial force for the area whose under whose jurisdiction they fall to assist with any serious matter. These constabularies do not have independent Police Authorities and their founding statutes invariably do not prescribe their structure and formation. In Westminster System parliaments, an Act of Parliament is a part of the law passed by the Parliament. ...


Ports police

JoanneB 20:11, 23 September 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Falmouth Docks Police is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing Falmouth Docks. ... Larne Harbour Police is a very small, specialised police force responsible for policing Larne Harbour in Northern Ireland. ... The Port of Bristol Police is a very small, specialised police force responsible for policing the Port of Bristol estate. ... The Port of Dover Police is a small non Home Office police service which provides police services to the Port of Dover. ... Port of Felixstowe Police is a small specialised police force responsible for policing the port of Felixstowe. ... The Port of Liverpool Police is a small non-Home Office police force with the responsibility of policing the Liverpool, Bootle and Birkenhead Dock Estates. ... The Port of Tilbury Police is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing the Port of London. ... Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority Harbour Police is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing the docks of the Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority. ...

Parks and Open Spaces

These small police forces are responsible for policing specific land and parks. Officers of these forces have full powers of a constable within their limited jurisdiction.

On 1 April 2004, following a review of the Royal Parks Constabulary by Anthony Speed, the Metropolitan Police took on the responsibility of policing the Royal Parks in Greater London and the RPC was abolished in England.

These constabularies are responsible for policing bye-laws within the parks and open spaces of their respective local authorities in Greater London. Parks Constables have the powers of a Constable to deal with by-laws relating to parks and open spaces under their control, this includes powers of arrest. In relation to criminal law matters parks constables may also utilise citizen powers of arrest. The Epping Forest Keepers are an ancient body who are responsible for the management and care of Epping Forest, Essex, London. ... The Kew Constabulary (formerly the Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary) is a very small, specialised constabulary responsible for policing the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London, England. ... The Royal Parks Constabulary (RPC) is the police force formerly responsible for the Royal Parks in London and a number of other locations in Greater London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland; it now only exists in Scotland as part of Historic Scotland. ... The Royal Parks Constabulary (RPC) is the police force formerly responsible for the Royal Parks in London and a number of other locations in Greater London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland; it now only exists in Scotland as part of Historic Scotland. ...

The Hammersmith and Fulham Parks Constabulary is a small constabulary responsible for policing the parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... Hampstead Heath Constabulary is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing Hampstead Heath, an area of open land in London belonging to the City of London Police officers of this force have all the powers of a constable whilst in their limited jurisdiction of the Heath. ... Haringey Parks Constabulary is a small a constabularly that the patrols parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Haringey to enforce by-laws and parks regulations. ... Hillingdon Parks Patrol Service is a small, specialised patrol body, responsible for policing the parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Hillingdon. ... Newham Parks Constabulary is a very small non-Home Office constabularly responsible for patrolling the 52 parks and open spaces covering 163 hectares in the London Borough of Newham. ... The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Parks Police is a small constabularly responsible for policing the parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... Sutton Parks Constabulary is a small, specialised constabularly responsible for policing the parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Sutton. ... Wandsworth Parks Police is a small a constabularly that the patrols parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Wandsworth to enforce by-laws and parks regulations. ...

Other

The Belfast International Airport Constabulary is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland. ... The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge have the power to appoint and swear constables under the Universities Act 1825. ... The Mersey Tunnels Police is a small, specialised, police force responsible for policing the Mersey Tunnels, Merseyside, England (between Liverpool and the Wirral). ... York Minster Police is a very small, specialised police force responsible for policing York Minster and its surrounding precincts. ...

UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories

Crown Dependencies

The States of Guernsey Police Service was formed in 1915. ... The Isle of Man Constabulary is the organisation responsible for policing the Isle of Man, an island of 70,000 situated equidistant of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England. ... The States of Jersey Police is the professional police service of Jersey. ... There is an Honorary Police (French: Police Honorifique) force in each parish in Jersey. ...

Overseas Territories

Gibraltar during the 18th Century was a Military Garrison where the British Governor ruled supreme with no elected civilian government. ... The Gibraltar Services Police (GSP) is a civil police force which guards and enforces law on Ministry of Defence installations on Gibraltar. ... Hamilton Police Constable Thomas Joseph Powell. ... The Royal Falkland Islands Police is the local police force in the Falkland Islands. ... The Saint Helena Police Service is the local police force for the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena. ... The Sovereign Base Areas Police is the local civilian police force for the British controlled Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus. ... The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is the national police force of the British Virgin Islands, a British Overseas Territory. ... The British Indian Ocean Territory Police consists of British Overseas Police Officers (BOPO) that are all currently members of either the Royal Marines or Royal Navy. ... Historically a Pitcairn Islander has taken on the role of police officer and has also acted as Immigration and Customs Officer. ...

Military Police

The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the branch of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises. ... The Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) is the military police branch of the British Royal Air Force. ... The Royal Marines Police is the military police branch of the British Royal Marines. ... The Royal Navy Regulating Branch is the military police branch of the British Royal Navy. ...

Overseas Police Forces in the UK

There are certain instances where police forces of other nations operate in a limited degree in the United Kingdom:

(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_enforcement_in_the_United_Kingdom#Overseas_police_forces_in_the_UK) The National Police (Police Nationale) is one of two national police forces and the main civil law enforcement agency of France, with primary jurisdiction in cities and large towns. ... Map of the Channel Tunnel. ... Garda Síochána na hÉireann (pronounced ; Irish for Peace Guard of Ireland, often rendered[1] as The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland) is the police force of the Republic of Ireland. ... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Opened for signature December 10, 1982 in Montego Bay (Jamaica) Entered into force November 16, 1994[1] Conditions for entry into force 60 ratifications Parties 149[2] For maritime law in general see Admiralty law. ... The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) is the national institute in the Republic of Ireland responsible for ionising radiation and radioactive contamination matters since its establishment in 1991 by the Radiological Protection Act, 1991. ... The Sellafield facility on the Cumbrian coast, United Kingdom Sellafield is the name of a nuclear site, close to the village and railway station of Seascale, operated by the British Nuclear Group, but owned since 1 April 2005 by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. ... Cumbria (IPA: ), created in 1974, is a county in the North West region of England. ... It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... The Visiting Forces Act 1952 is an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament. ...


See also

A Police Constable of West Yorkshire Police on patrol The United Kingdom is a unitary (as opposed to federal) state, and police forces, generally speaking, are organised at the level of administrative districts. ... Due to various Parliamentary Acts the numbers of police forces in the United Kingdom has varied drastically since the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829 set up the first modern police force in London. ...

Further reading

  • Helen Gough, Police and Constabulary Almanac (Police & Constabulary Almanac), Shaw & Sons (21 Feb 2007), 500 pages, ISBN-10 0721916627, ISBN-13 978-0721916620 [1]

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Policing in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3280 words)
The new Metropolitan Police, founded on September 29, was depersonalised, bureaucratic and hierarchical, with the new police constables instructed to prevent crime and pursue offenders.
However in contrast to the military gendarmerie forces of continental Europe, the British police, partly to counter public fears and objections concerning armed enforcers, were clearly civilian and their armament was initially limited to the truncheon.
A number of recent cases in which the police have intervened in matters of free speech have also given rise to allegations that the police are in danger of becomming thought police.
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