In this action scene, an officer from Birmingham Market Police takes a suspect to the ground while trying to detain them.
The Birmingham Market Police was officially ended in 1976 when the employees ceased to be constables. However the name lives on today as the service continued, although the employees are not recognised as police officers.
A look at the uniform of the Birmingham Market Police from the rear as an officer surveys the empty market at the end of the day. The service does operate a small unmarked van but is primarily focussed on foot patrols.
A close up look at the cap and cap badge that is worn by the Birmingham Market Police. The cap is similar to traffic police officers’ with a white top. On the blue circle of the crest are the words ‘Market Police’.