Encyclopedia > Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Parks Police
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. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a London borough in the west side of inner London, created in 1965 from the former boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea. ...
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. Such constables have the powers of a constable to deal with by-laws relating to parks and open spaces under their control. Such constables have no powers over and above that of an ordinary citizen to deal with criminal law and should not be confused with being police officers.
The responsibility for policing the parks will always remain the statutory responsibility of theMetropolitan Police Service, who have the legal power to instigate proceedings against breaking criminal law, which parks constabularies cannot do. The Standard of the Metropolitan Police The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) (commonly referred to by its former official name of the Metropolitan Police, or colloquially as The Met; often referred to in legislation as the Police of the Metropolis) is the Home Office (territorial) police force responsible for Greater London...
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