Friends of the Metropolitan Police Heritage Charity

Heritage Centre

For everyone who has a keen interest in the history, ancestry and heritage of the Metropolitan Police Service. The Heritage Centre holds a vast wealth of documents and artefacts as well as having professional archivists on hand to assist you in your research.

Metropolitan Police timeline

Learn more about the history of the Metropolitan Police with our Timeline. See the force of law and order evolve from 1712 through the emergence of the Bow Street Runners, through both world wars and right up to the present day.


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