Category Archives: Tunnel Police

The Mersey Tunnels Police are a small non-Home Office force. Their sole responsibility is the smooth running of the Kingsway and Queensway tunnels under the River Mersey between Liverpool and The Wirral. They are accountable to the Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority.

This painting depicts a tunnel policing Land Rover. It has …

This painting depicts a tunnel policing Land Rover. It has “Mersey Tunnel Joint Committee” on the doors and is fitted with a police sign and a blue light on the roof. The lights either side of the police sign are actually green. It was in service around 1955-65, as Land Rovers were introduced in 1955 and in 1965 the colour scheme on them was altered. On the rear you can see a cover that lifted up to access emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers and a skate to help tow vehicles with punctures.
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DK06 WBP This is a Ford Galaxy that is used by the Mersey …

DK06 WBP This is a Ford Galaxy that is used by the Mersey Tunnels Police. It is fitted with a matrix sign on the front grille and a standard police colourscheme. Notice the use of singular and plural: “Tunnels” is written on the bonnet and “Tunnel” on the light bar. Lack of attention to detail on the paperwork requesting these signs is blamed!
The rear view of the Galaxy, showing the low-level flashing leds.
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DK10 AGV This is a Land Rover Discovery 4 which …

DK10 AGV This is a Land Rover Discovery 4 which is used by the Mersey Tunnels Police in Liverpool. It is decked out in full-height battenburg markings and is photographed here on its second day of operation
The rear view of the Discovery 4. Notice the force crest on the rear side windows depicting two tunnels under a river.
The vehicle in use monitoring traffic at the Liverpool end of the Queensway Tunnel.
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