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constabulary

Chiefly Brit
the police force of a town or district
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Ford Focus tops the list in three constabularies. Combining the figures received from the 17 constabularies it's number two, while Ford Transit takes the top spot.
The Flintshire Constabulary was formed in 1856 and a year later the Caernarvonshire, Meirionethshire and Anglesey Constabularies were established.
A recent case highlights the need for such surveillance within the constabularies. Authorities say Robert Campbell allegedly used the Hampshire Constabulary's electronic records management system to collect information about three women between July 2006 and April 2009.