Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Stamps mark Isle of Man constabulary's 150th anniversary

Isle of Man Police Stamps
Image caption The stamps feature images from the last 150 years of the Isle of Man constabulary

A set of stamps depicting the work and history of the Isle of Man constabulary has been released to mark its 150th anniversary.

Landmark occasions range from the first police dog in the 1960s to the first woman police officer in 1967.

The Isle of Man force currently employs around 240 staff.

"To have our 150th anniversary commemorated in a stamp issue that will be seen the world over is something to celebrate," Insp Derek Flint said.

"We hope that the images will illustrate how far we have come and how the finest traditions of the island's constabulary remain at the forefront of what we do."

Image caption The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service will also be celebrated by the Post Office

Dot Tilbury, from the Post Office, said she hoped the collection would do justice to the force's long and eventful history.

Although the island is not a part of the UK, the constabulary volunteers itself for inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies.

The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service, established in 1965, will also feature in a stamp sheet produced by the Isle of Man Post Office.

The release, also issued this week, will showcase the roles performed by the service.

Chief Fire Officer Brian Draper said he was "delighted."

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