Category Archives: Harbour & Port Police

Small police forces are set up to patrol specific high-risk harbour and port areas. They can be found at Belfast, Bristol, Dover, Falmouth, Felixstowe, Larne, Liverpool, Portland, Tilbury and Tees & Hartlepool.

DK11 AOH Port of Liverpool Police Toyota Hilux. This is

DK11 AOH Port of Liverpool Police Toyota Hilux. This is one of a pair of such vehicles, the other being a 12-plate.

Notice that the crest on the door includes the word Manchester. This reflects the fact that the POLP also patrol the Manchester Ship Canal than connects Manchester and Liverpool. Until 1993 this was patrolled by the Manchester Ship Canal Police.

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XKZ 4852 The second of a pair of VW Tiguans operated by Belfast Harbour …

XKZ 4852 The second of a pair of VW Tiguans operated by Belfast Harbour Police. The Tiguan was chosen for its chunky tyres that are more resistant to punctures. This is a problem on the many miles of dock-side roads that are often potholed and have debris on them.
The side view, showing the UK-standard police vehicle conspicuity livery.
The rear view.
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LKZ 2890 A 2004 Nissan Nivara in silver that is used by the Port of Larne …

LKZ 2890 A 2004 Nissan Nivara in silver that is used by the Port of Larne Police in Northern Ireland. The car carries a very simple livery and the only writing on the outside is on the light bar. Small amber flashing lights are used when driving around the port, with blue lights operated in emergency situations.
The rear view of the 4×4 Navara. Mounted onto the Truckman rear are two of the small amber flashing lights. This is the only vehicle operated by this very small port police service.
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EU07 GZK This black Ford S-MAX is in service with Port of Tilbury …

EU07 GZK This black Ford S-MAX is in service with Port of Tilbury London Police. It has full-height battenburg markings and a full width LED light bar on the roof. It comes direct from Ford Special Vehicles.

The rear view of the S-MAX. A small force crest is on the rear quarter light and a sign shows the car carries a defibrillator to assist with medical emergencies in the port.

Another look at the rear of the car. The Port Police at Tilbury do everything that regular Essex officers do outside of the port. The roads are subject to the Road Traffic Act, so this includes speeding, drink-driving and uninsured drivers for instance.

A look at the force crest on the bonnet. The Port of Tilbury London Police can trace their history back to 1802 when the first port constables were employed.

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R288 HJN This Ford Transit is used by the Port of Tilbury London …

R288 HJN This Ford Transit is used by the Port of Tilbury London Police. It carries a wide yellow stripe down the sides as well as large force crests on all sides. It has a full width blue light bar mounted in the centre of the roof.

The side view of the Transit. The van was new in 1998 and was still in occasional service in 2011, albeit as a reserve vehicle.

A look into the rear of the Transit. It carries large HGV wheel clamps and basic firefighting equipment.
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