There are four Cathedrals in England which employ constables to keep watch. A tradition that can be traced back to the early 13th century. They are the Cathedrals of Canterbury, York, Liverpool, and Chester. Constables are few in number, around 50 in England. But they are trained, well resourced, and skilled in ensuring the Cathedrals they serve, their communities, worshipers, and visitors, are kept safe and secure.
Some constables are attested and, as such hold the powers and privileges of the said office within the Cathedral and precinct. This through the provision of a Cathedral Statute.