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 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. ... Newham Town Hall in East Ham (E6) Arms of Newham London Borough Council Logo on the roadside at sunset The London Borough of Newham is a London borough in East London. ...
The constabularly currently has 25 constables. Members of the constabularly are sworn as constables under section 18, Ministry of Housing and Local Government Provision Order Confirmation (Greater London Parks and Open Spaces) Act 1967. This gives the constables the powers and privileges of a constable to enforce by-laws in relation to parks and open spaces under their control. They have no constabularly powers to enforce criminal law and should not be mistaken for being police officers.
It should be noted that any serious incidents and crimes in the parks are dealt with by the Metropolitan Police Service.
The constabularly re-named itself as the 'Newham Community Constabularly' in. Following a number of allegations into corruption, racism and abuse of non-existent police powers the constabularly was subject to an investigation. The summary of the findings can be found here: REPORT
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Newham Community Constabulary, formerly called NewhamParksConstabulary, is a very small non-Home Office constabulary responsible for patrolling the 52 parks and open spaces covering 1.63 square kilometres in the London Borough of Newham.
NewhamParksConstabulary was established in 1998, with thirteen constables headed by a Senior Parks Constable.
An official report identified that the use of titles such as sergeant and constable was misleading as members of the service are council workers rather than police officers and it has been recommended that those titles are changed to reflect their actual status and powers.
However, the fragmented nature of the police was resistant to change, and there were still over 200 separate police forces before World War II and 117 before the mass reorganisation of the Police Act of 1964, which created 49 larger forces, some covering two or more counties or large urban areas.
In Scotland each police force is overseen either by the local authority (for Fife Constabulary and Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary) or by a joint board of the relevant authorities (all other forces).
In 2003, ten police officers from Greater Manchester Police, North Wales Police and Cheshire Constabulary were forced to resign after a BBC documentary, The Secret Policeman, shown on 21 October, revealed racism among recruits at Bruche Police National Training Centre at Warrington.
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