Birmingham Parks Police
Birmingham Parks Police was a small police force maintained by
The parks of Birmingham were, at first, patrolled by
Minutes of the Parks Committee from 1907 suggest that the Committee thought that the levels of policing in the parks were insufficient, and that ordinary park employees were often left to deal with situations themselves. It was reported that:
Birmingham Parks Police was founded in 1912, and went on to patrol the parks until 1962, when they were replaced by Park Rangers. After their creation, the Committee noted that criminal proceedings had been started against several people for "indecent exposure and indecent conduct with young girls in the parks".
As with many occupations, women were first appointed to the Parks Police during
- Main reference: ConnectingHistories.co.uk: "Birmingham Parks Police Badge" (cache)
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