Manchester Airport Police

Manchester Airport Police is a defunct police force of the United Kingdom, formerly responsible for policing Manchester Airport, in Manchester, England.


The Airport Police were sworn in as special constables under section 18 of the Manchester Corporation Act 1954.[1][2] This gave them all the powers and privileges of a constable in the airport.[2] The Corporation had the power to suspend/terminate the appointment of constables.[2]

In 1975 the force had 68 members.[1] Following the designation of Manchester Airport under the Policing of Airports Act 1974, responsibility for policing the airport passed from the Airport Police to the local territorial police force, Greater Manchester Police, on 1 August 1976, and the airport police officers were transferred to Greater Manchester Police on that date.[3][4]

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  1. 1 2 House of Commons Hansard, 12 May 1975, vol 892 cc40-1W
  2. 1 2 3 Manchester Corporation Act 1954 (c. xlviii)
  3. Policing of Airports (Manchester) (First Supplementary) Order 1976 (SI 1976/1046)
  4. "Greater Manchester Police Museum - History". Greater Manchester Police website. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
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