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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Police_Service

The Metropolitan Police Service, whose officers became affectionately known as "bobbies", was founded in 1829 by Robert Peel under the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 and on 29 September of that year, the first units of the service appeared on the streets of London. In 1839, the Marine Police Force, which had been formed ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custodian_helmet

The custodian helmet is the modern name applied to the helmet worn by male police officers in England and Wales (and formerly in Scotland) and certain other places around the world. It is synonymous with the "bobby on the beat" image. Contents. [hide]. 1 History; 2 Phasing out and reintroduction; 3 Description ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby

Bobby or Bobbie may refer to: Contents. [hide]. 1 People; 2 Dogs; 3 Films; 4 Music. 4.1 Songs. 5 Other uses; 6 See also. People[edit]. Bobby (given name), often a short form of Robert, including a list of people with the name Bobby or Bobbie; Walter Bobbie (born 1945), American theatre director and choreographer ; Bobby, ...

www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-are-british-police-officers-called-bobbies

Dec 10, 2014 ... The concept of modern policing has its roots in pre-Victorian England, when the British home minister, Sir Robert Peel (1778-1850), oversaw the creation of London's first organized police force. Before Peel's 1829 reforms, public order had been maintained by a mix of night watchmen, local constables and ...

www.britannica.com/topic/bobby

6 days ago ... Bobby: Bobby, slang term for a member of London's Metropolitan Police. The name is derived from that of Sir Robert Peel, who as home secretary established the force in 1829. Bobbies do not carry guns and are tasked with preventing crime. Learn more about the background and responsibilities of the ...

www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Sir-Robert-Peel

After a long and distinguished career, Sir Robert came to an unfortunate end … he was thrown from his horse while riding on Constitution Hill in London on 29th June 1850, and died three days later. His legacy remains however as long as the British 'Bobbies' patrol the streets and keep the population safe from wrong-doers  ...

johnbiggsoklahomawriter.com/the-london-bobbies

Jan 29, 2014 ... There are plenty of police procedural and spy novels that include exploits of the British police, but when you see them on the street, they fit more appropriately into the speculative fiction genre. The police in London seem to live in two parallel universes. There are the Guards, in their brightly colored uniforms ...

www.nbcnews.com/news/world/why-london-won-t-arm-all-police-despite-severe-terror-n737551

Mar 23, 2017 ... London's Metropolitan Police carried out some 3300 deployments involving firearms in 2016. ... LONDON — The terrorism-linked fire aboard a Tube train, the London Bridge attack and a similar one in March near the heart of Britain's democracy ... London's Unarmed Bobbies Manage to Keep the Peace.

knowledgeoflondon.com/bobby.html

London Bobby. The first thing approaching a police force arrived in the seventeenth century during the reign of Charles II. They were nicknamed " Charlies". Their job was to patrol the streets at night armed with only a cudgel and a rattle to attract attention if a crime was being committed. These glorified night-watchmen were ...