[Talk-GB] Names of Police Authority areas

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Wed May 17 11:26:07 UTC 2017

The boundaries of several police authorities have been mapped in SE
England. The all have the following tagging form:

operator=XXXX Police

where name can be the name of an administrative unit or is Thames Valley or
Metropolitan Police.

When searching for places in Kent this usage produces odd results.
Similarly I would expect something called Thames Valley to be that rather
than the police force.

Can I suggest that the name tag includes "Police" as most websites of the
respective constabularies do.

I realise that this is different to the approach for actual administrative
units, but in these cases the name without "XXX Council" is widely used and


PS. I would also note that boundary=police is not wholly satisfactory as
police forces have subdivisions. Perhaps police_authority would be better.
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