CITY OF LONDON POLICE
Date of Creation:
1520 - 2000
|Scope and Content:|
|Extent:||100.5 linear metres|
|Classification:||CITY OF LONDON|
|Site Location:||London Metropolitan Archives|
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|Copyright:||City of London|
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|Access Restrictions:||These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018|
|Arrangement:||Arranged in sections according to catalogue|
A policeman known to have lived outside the City, or who belonged to a police division outside the range 1-6 or A-E, is likely to have served with the Metropolitan Police. You should contact The National Archives.
For Corporation of London records relating to the police see: CLA/048: City of London Police, COL/CA/PLA: Court of Aldermen Police Committee, COL/CC/PLC: Court of Common Council Police Committee, COL/CC/SPO: Court of Common Council Special Police Committee, COL/CC/WPC: Watch and Police Committee, COL/CC/WPD: Court of Common Council Day Police Committee, COL/CC/WPS: Court of Common Council Special Day Police and Nightly Watch Committee, COL/PL for maps showing police jurisdiction in London, COL/SVD/PL and COL/PLD/PL for plans of police stations. See also COL/CHD/RT for financial information, COL/AC for historical information, CLA/041 for police reports, COL/CT for charities and COL/CC for byelaws.
LMA also holds the inquest papers on the death of Mary Kelly, see LMA ref: MJ/SPC/NE/Box 3, no.19.
For a more detailed account of the foundation of the police force see 'The Corporation of London: its origin, consitution, powers and duties', G Cumberlege (Oxford University Press, 1950).