Talk:Marine Police Force

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There is no such postion as the stated THE Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police. There are many Chief Superintendents working for different divisions in the force. A Superintendent is a senior officer, often but not always in charge of a geographic police area or specialist team. Posibily the author meant the Chief Superintendent of the Marine Policing Unit? Unfortunately, the link in the citation is dead so that I cannot explore this further and make a correction. (talk) 19:26, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

I knew I had to write something on this, due to multiple references, most the work had already been done at the Patrick Colquhoun article, so praise be! Kbthompson 16:41, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Good job - I just made Patrick Colquhoun a couple days ago, and had something like this in mind as well. One thing the sources do not agree on is whether the original name is "Marine Police Force" or "Thames River Police." Both are descriptive names, so it's easy to see how they are used as synonyms, but different authoritative sources use both. I'm guessing the "Thames River Police" is the name originally used until the government began footing the bill. A small point, but something to keep your eye open for, and which may require a move in the future. Bobanny 17:38, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Cheers, and good work on the Colquhoun article. Most of this is yours! I have seen that it's often referred to by both names, however, I think that became the official name on it's adoption as a publically funded police force (it's the name of the bill, and I normally accept parliament's authority on such subjects). It's also the name given in the official Met history. I'll put the indeterminacy in the intro. Kbthompson 17:49, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

OK 'Thames River Police' now redirects here. Sorted! Kbthompson 17:53, 7 February 2007 (UTC)


"Where a 'police force' extends beyond organised constables of a single borough or City Corporation this constitutes the oldest force in England." Does this make sense to anyone? It doesn't to me. Peridon (talk) 17:44, 5 May 2015 (UTC)