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Proud to reveal the History of the Liverpool Parks Police

Parks Police c.1925 wearing Ball Top Helmets LIVERPOOL PARKS POLICE
Newsham Park 1925


The earliest known reference to the office of “Park Constable”, in Liverpool, took place as outlined on our Liverpool Parks Police History page. It was in 1832 and was via an article in the Liverpool Chronicle; no further knowledge is known of the origins of these Constables’ authority.

The timeline on our “History” page covers the history of the foundations of policing in Liverpool and its relevance to the policing of the Liverpool parks.

It covers the formation of the Liverpool Parks Police, together with a history of that forces activity while it was in existence.


Parks Police Annual Inspection, 1959 Parks Police Annual Inspection, 1959

After the disbandment of the Liverpool Parks Police in 1972 all the records and photographs, historical and recent, of the forces operational history were destroyed.

The information on this website is therefore based on personal knowledge and research – with Parks Police photographs on our Gallery page obtained from various private collections of former officers of the Liverpool Parks Police.

PC 25 C. Cox - St Johns Gardens, William Brown Street, Liverpool. Summer 1958

The Constable’s Declaration

“I declare that I will well and truly serve our Sovereign Lady the Queen in the office of Constable in the Parks whether within or beyond the City for the time being belonging to or under the control of the Corporation of Liverpool without favour or affection, malice, or ill will, and that within the said Parks I will to the best of my power cause the peace to be kept and preserved and prevent all offences, against the persons and property of Her Majesty’s subjects; and that while I continue to hold the said office I will, to the best of my skill and knowledge, discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to Law”.

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