Hammersmith and Fulham Parks Constabulary
The Hammersmith and Fulham Parks Constabulary was a small constabulary responsible for policing the parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. In 2013, it merged with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Parks Police to form the Parks Police Service.
Members of the constabulary were sworn as constables under section 18, Ministry of Housing and Local Government Provision Order Confirmation (Greater London Parks and Open Spaces) Act 1967, meaning they had powers of a constable to deal with bye-laws relating to parks and open spaces under their control. They were not police officers and were not afforded the same powers and responsibilities as police constables.
The Constabulary consisted of one Inspector, 15 Constables and three Sergeants. They patrolled the borough’s 54 parks, open spaces and cemeteries, 365 days a year from 8am, finishing at 12.30am during the summer and 10pm during winter.
- "Parks constabulary". Website of London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
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