Liverpool Cathedral employs 10 constables, managed by a head constable. The first photograph shows their uniform of white shirt with black tie and black trousers. They do not carry handcuffs or a baton. They are based in a purpose built office at the entrance to the cathedral grounds. Despite having historic connections stretching back many hundreds of years, this specialist constabulary was formed in August 2005. Previous to this date they were security officers.
The constables make use of an extensive CCTV system as well as patrolling the building and grounds, including a neighbouring college. They work 24/7 and despite not having police powers are trained to deal with some dangerous situations. They use the power of citizen’s arrest on rare occasions. Any major situations are dealt with by the local Merseyside Police.
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