Category Archives: Marine Police

Marine police includes underwater search units, police boats and other associated vehicles.

YK55 EYT This is one of West Yorkshire Police’s underwater …

YK55 EYT This is one of West Yorkshire Police’s underwater search units. Shown is a Land Rover Defender which behind the double cab has bespoke bodywork for storage. Special features of this vehicle are the metalwork on the bonnet, A-pillar mounted snorkel and small blue flashing lights on the front grille only.
The rear view of the same Land Rover. Two more very small blue flashing LEDs can be seen on the rear.
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A police officer in an orange Humber rigid inflatable boat …

A police officer in an orange Humber rigid inflatable boat watches out for approaching vessels while a colleague scours the river bed for evidence from a crime. The flag that is shown (reproduced below) alerts mariners to divers in the vicinity.
Two further police officers wait on the shore for news from the diver by radio.
The police diver surfaces with the remains of a mobile ‘phone that has been thrown from a bridge. The police examine it before bagging it up to be sent for laboratory analysis.
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YJ53 ENL This Ford Iveco Tector truck is the underwater …

YJ53 ENL This Ford Iveco Tector truck is the underwater search unit for North Yorkshire Police, based at Fulford, York. This truck is a very tall 4×4, 16 ton monster, with three steps up into the cab. In the rear is storage for diving equipments as well as a kitchen and showers. The RIBs are towed by a separate vehicle. It is a vast improvement on its rusty 1990 predecessor which it replaced in spring 2004.
The above vehicle in use.
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A collection of trucks used for underwater search …

A collection of trucks used for underwater search equipment transportation. From left to right are: a rare 4×4 Ford Transit with raised suspension, a West Yorkshire Mercedes Sprinter, A Northumbria Police Ford and a West Yorkshire Iveco. They have congregated at Northumbria Police’s Jarrow Marine Unit for a simulated rescue at near-by Tynemouth.
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These two views shows the Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire …

These two views shows the Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire vehicles. There are no standard colours, schemes, liveries, vehicles or equipment carried. Each force decides what it needs or can afford. Some areas do not have such services and have to draft in neighbouring force’s underwater search officers if they are needed.
The rear view. Inset: a close up of the side livery.
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