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I think there should be a new Wikipedia article on “Constituting instruments” of legislation[edit]

..... due to the fact that this article introduces the term and mentions several Acts of Parliament but doesn't explain what a Constituting Instrument is. Would a legal expert be willing to help? Adrian816 (talk) 11:20, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

  • It just means "laws that establish the agency". I wouldn't have thought that can really be made into a full article? The infobox is created by a separate page, which is Template:Infobox law enforcement agency. That page creates the infobox which is used for all law enforcement agency article. If you think the infobox's wording is confusing, I suggest going over to the infobox's talk page to discuss the issue. Anywikiuser (talk) 14:35, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

National Responsibilities of the Met[edit]

The point at issue around the reverts today is, what are the national responsibilities of the Met. The Met has some unique national responsibilities such as protection of Royalty and co-ordination / lead on counter terrorism policing amongst a few others. What this means in reality is that Met officers are serving in different parts of the country in their normal duties far away from the Metropolitan Police District, the police area of the Met. So for example, in terms of Royalty protection, Met officers protect palaces used by he Royals regardless of where they are geographically located. If you visit Windsor Castle or Balmoral, the officers responsible for policing the palaces (and their grounds) & maintaining physical security are Met officers despite the fact that Windsor is in Thames Valley Police area and Balmoral is in Police Scotland police area. A clear national responsibility for the Met.

An anon editor has today tried to add, protection of embassies as a further national responsibility. This is incorrect. The Met is not responsible nationally for protecting embassies. It just so happens that all embassies are geographically located in the MPD so the responibility falls to the Met - but this is not the same thing as saying it is a national responsibility as per above. If an embassy was to be set up in Manchester, the Met would not be responsible for protecting it - Greater Manchester Police would.

The Met has many unique responsibilities, some of which, such as Royalty Protection & CT policing are national responsibilities - meaning the Met lead and deploy on these matters regardless of where they are in the country. Other unique responsibilities, such as protecting embassies, dealing with far more protests than any other force or policing the largest airport in the country are not national but merely because they are located in the police force area of the Met, the Metropolitan Police District. I have edited the article to try and make this clearer Bowchaser (talk) 20:57, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Requested move 3 May 2020[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: Renamed. Timrollpickering (talk) 11:08, 15 May 2020 (UTC)



Metropolitan Police ServiceMetropolitan Police – Although its official name is now the Metropolitan Police Service, its common name is still overwhelmingly the Metropolitan Police, which redirects here. For most of its history it was only known as the Metropolitan Police (MPS is a recent innovation). Its own logo and website calls it the Metropolitan Police. Its Twitter page mostly calls it the Metropolitan Police. It is almost always called the Metropolitan Police in the British media, including such outlets as the BBC. No, it isn't the only force in the world called the Metropolitan Police (although it probably is the only force that only uses that name without a city identifier), but it is the clear primary topic for that name, as one of the oldest and most famous police forces in the world which was the prototype of full-service civil policing. It should clearly be renamed per WP:COMMONNAME, WP:OFFICIALNAME and WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. -- Necrothesp (talk) 13:42, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Support, per WP:COMMONNAME; Metropolitan Police clearly dominates common usage so this seems obvious. wjematherplease leave a message... 14:01, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
Support as above. --truflip99 (talk) 03:11, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Neutral, however, whilst we're at it, I think the article titled Metropolitan police is probably a good candidate for deletion. It's mostly a list of police forces, and with only one reference it doesn't seem to be of any value. The content should be moved to Municipal police. Elshad (talk) 09:57, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
It should be kept, but only as a disambiguation page for forces with "Metropolitan Police" in their names. Probably renamed to Metropolitan Police (disambiguation). -- Necrothesp (talk) 11:05, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
That makes sense. Elshad (talk) 13:18, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose the creation of avoidable ambiguity. The force has been named the "Metropolitan Police Service" since 1989. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 13:40, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
    • Officially, but not commonly, even by the organisation itself. I fail to see how this creates any ambiguity at all. "Metropolitan Police Service" is no less ambiguous than "Metropolitan Police". All police organisations are by definition services. Metropolitan Police already redirects here and this is the clear primary topic for the name. -- Necrothesp (talk) 21:33, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support as trivially more concise. Andrewa (talk) 05:29, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. "Metropolitan Police Service" isn't even its official name: that is "the metropolitan police force" (as it is always referred to in statute). It is rather anomalous that our article is at a title which neither its official nor its common name. Proteus (Talk) 09:37, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Hatnote[edit]

Article hatnote needs changing following the page move. Whizz40 (talk) 12:05, 15 May 2020 (UTC)