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Wikicop20 + posted a topic in General Policing DiscussionsThis is the new Hammersmith and Fulham Law Enforcement Team (LET). This article is from their website. I thought I would post it, as it is one of the largest non-warranted LA teams in Britain, it seems. They are aiming to get CSAS accredited. Their current re-mit is local policing issues really: Dog-fouling, littering, ASB, etc. They actually dis-banded and absorbed the former H&F Parks Constabulary into this, thereby losing their constable (and baton & cuffs) status. There are 72 officers across the Borough. Their uniform is a mixture of a CEO or City of London Police: Full article: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/crime/law-enforcement-team * I thought this is quite a new development. I know we have had similar councils (Newham Law Enforcement, Bristol litter enforcement), but this has gone up a notch I think, as they provide a 24/7 service and moved all the council teams that dealt with this sort of stuff, into this one. Really, it seems to be (or want to be) a local police force in all but name and powers, similar to the continent. I for one would be in favour of legislating to give these guys constable powers, keep them under their council and keep them with just dealing with these type of offences in this area and leave everything else to the HO force. I'd be interested to hear other's views.