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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, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Police_Service

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), formerly and still commonly known as the Metropolitan Police, formally called the Metropolitan Police Force, and informally referred to as the Met, is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the "square mile" of the City of London , which is ...

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

Dec 10, 2014 ... Robert Peel's system was a success, and by the mid-19th century large American cities had created similar police forces. In London, the policemen were so identified with the politician who created them that they were referred to as “ Peelers” or—more memorably—“Bobbies,” after the popular nickname for ...

www.britannica.com/topic/bobby

Robert Peel (hence the nicknames “bobbies” and “peelers” for policemen). This police force replaced the old system of watchmen and eventually supplanted the River (Thames) Police and the Bow Street patrols, the latter a small body of police in London who had been organized in the mid-18th century by the… Read More ...

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  ...

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

Sep 15, 2017 ... London's Metropolitan Police carried out some 3300 deployments involving firearms in 2016. They didn't fire a ... A London police officer blocks off a street following the attack targeting the U.K. Parliament in March. Carl Court / Getty ... London's Unarmed Bobbies Manage to Keep the Peace 1:13. autoplay ...

www.saywhydoi.com/the-bobby-policeman-why-are-policemen-called-bobbies

Jun 19, 2011 ... England is famous for many things: Double decker red buses, red telephone boxes, soldiers with tall black furry hats and their “bobbies”, (or policemen to the rest of the world!) How did the Bobby policeman get his name? The term originates from the 1800s. Around this time, cities like London were growing ...

projectbritain.com/london/crime.htm

Two nicknames for British police, 'bobbies' and 'Peelers', come from the founder of the 'Met' Police, Sir Robert Peel. River Police. The Metropolitan Police Marine Support patrols the River Thames in speedboats. It is responsible for policing 84 miles of the River Thames from Teddington Lock (at Ham, west London) to Erith ...

www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19641398

Sep 19, 2012 ... Over time, this notion of guns being inimical to community policing - and, indeed, to the popular conception of the Dixon of Dock Green-style bobby - was reinforced. While some in London were issued with revolvers prior to 1936, from that date only trained officers at the rank of sergeant or above were ...