In response to Prae - yes, I would imagine so, not that that would be a great loss as the SC is not the same organisation as I joined, and has been flooded with gung-ho youngsters who do thousands of hours just cos they think it will ge them a job in a couple of years, and are all in breach of EWTD, but are never challenged.
As for Police Constable 1 - while your attitude stinks, and you clearly need to address your communication skills, I stand corrected on the Port Police thing. There have been no port Police in the north of England for over 20 years; BTP used to police the docks round here.
As for, "Is it a good idea?" - it is a great idea, and will make us into a truly credible law enforcement agency. It will also bring us into line with international border security organisations, and no-one will be confused any more. We will be instantly identifiable, and will be able to deal with all the offences that take place on the dock area right in front of us, and that we can currently do nothing about. In the first instance all officers will be Detention at Ports trained, which gives us the power to detain people on behalf of the Police for offences for which they may be arrested by a Constable, and those wanted on warrant. Thereafter, powers will be enhanced and developed. It should also restore some discipline and respect to the organisation.