- Port of Tilbury Police
The Port of Tilbury Police is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing the
Port of Tilbury, owned by the Port of Tilbury London Ltd, a subsidiary of Forth Ports Plc.
Known before 1992 as the
Port of LondonAuthority Police, at over 200 years old, it is the oldest police force in the country.
Officers of this force are sworn as constables under the
Port of London Act 1968. Jurisdiction for such constables is limited to the port area itself. However if such a constable is pursuing a person from the port area they maintain their powers of a constable for that purpose.
Any serious or major incidents or crimes become the responsibility of the local
Home Officepolice force, Essex Police.
A similar police force may be established at the
London Gatewayport, a larger deepwater port at present under construction further downstream.
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