The bailiff is impersonating the police

Section 90 of the Police Act 1996 states;

90 Impersonation, etc.

(1)Any person who with intent to deceive impersonates a member of a police force or special constable, or makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to suggest that he is such a member or constable, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.

(2)Any person who, not being a constable, wears any article of police uniform in circumstances where it gives him an appearance so nearly resembling that of a member of a police force as to be calculated to deceive shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(3)Any person who, not being a member of a police force or special constable, has in his possession any article of police uniform shall, unless he proves that he obtained possession of that article lawfully and has possession of it for a lawful purpose, be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale.

(4)In this section—

(a)“article of police uniform” means any article of uniform or any distinctive badge or mark or document of identification usually issued to members of police forces or special constables, or anything having the appearance of such an article, badge, mark or document,

 

 

 

You need to have photo or video evidence of the bailiff displaying police appearance and you can report the offence to police. Without any evidence, the police may have to carry out searches for evidence of the use of police-like attire.

This can only be reported to police in writing because police do not have an obligation to investigate crimes reported verbally.

The chequered pattern being worn by these bailiffs are called sillitoe tartan, It is named after Sir Percy Sillitoe of Glasgow Police, but today when incorporated into uniforms, serves to uniquely identify emergency services.