Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Parks Police

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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Parks Police is a body of constables responsible for policing the parks and open spaces of the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. In 2008, the constabulary made 30 arrests, mainly for possession of drugs, minor thefts and antisocial behaviour.[1] One million people visit the parks every year.[1]

Members of the constabulary are sworn in 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 bye-laws relating to parks and open spaces under their control. They are not police officers and are not afforded the same powers and responsibilities as police constables.

The policing of the parks of the borough is the statutory responsibility of the Metropolitan Police Service.

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