10 Facts About Metropolitan Police


Metropolitan Police Service was founded in 1829 by Robert Peel under the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 and on 29 September of that year, the first constables of the service appeared on the streets of London.

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Ministry of Defence Metropolitan Police is responsible for policing of Ministry of Defence property throughout the United Kingdom, including its headquarters in Whitehall and other MoD establishments across the MPD.

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British Transport Metropolitan Police are responsible for policing of the rail network in the United Kingdom, including London.

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Metropolitan Police officers have legal jurisdiction throughout all of England and Wales, including areas that have their own special police forces, such as the Ministry of Defence, as do all police officers of territorial police forces.

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Metropolitan Police Service uses the standard British police ranks, indicated by epaulettes, up to chief superintendent, but uniquely has five ranks above that level instead of the standard three; namely commander, deputy assistant commissioner, assistant commissioner, deputy commissioner and commissioner.

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The Metropolitan Special Constabulary is a contingent of part-time volunteer police officers and is attached to most Borough Operational Command Units.

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Metropolitan Police Service is composed of Police Officers and Police Staff .

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Metropolitan Police Staff include Metropolitan Police Community Support Officers, Designated Detention Officers, and many other civilian roles.

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At the beginning of February 2022, the Independent Office for Metropolitan Police Conduct reported on the conduct of officers based in the main at Charing Cross police station.

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On 24 June 2022 Metropolitan police referred itelf to the IOPC for investigation of 8 strip-searches of youngsters under 18.

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