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There has been some form of policing in the City of London since
Roman times. The current City Police Headquarters is built on part
of the site of the Roman fortress that probably housed some of the
City’s first “police".
This sections takes you on a journey back through time
looking at some of the key dates in the history of the City of
Here you will find a list of some of the key dates in our history,
from the force being formed in 1832 right through to the move to
our new headquarters in 2001.
View our key
City of London Police HQ houses a small but unique museum dedicated
to the history of crime and policing in the City of London.
The Museum now has its own website with opening time information
and contact details, as well as ways information about ways you can
support the museum.
Visit the City of London Police Museum
In December 1910, the murder of three City of London Police
officers and the wounding of two others was, and continues to be,
one of the largest multiple murders of police officers on duty
carried out in Great Britain.
more about the Houndsditch murders and what life was like
for officers over a hundred years ago
The City of London Police struck gold for Great Britain in the 1908
Olympic Games held in the purpose-built stadium at The White City,
Shepherd's Bush. These were the first Olympics to see the now
traditional gold, silver and bronze medal awards.
more about our Olympic legacy
13 May 1907 the City of London Police Ambulance Service came into
being. Instead of horses, the service purchased an electrically
driven motor ambulance from the Electromobile Company in
out more about the history of the City of London Police
Takes a pictorial stroll through ten decades of the City of London
Special Constabulary with each picture symbolising that particular
the Specials photo gallery
The records show that in 1949 the City of London Police recruited
its first female police officers. In the last 50 years
over 350 female officers have been sworn in as police
more about the history of female police officers in the City
of London Police
The Romans brought their own form of policing to this Country
nearly 2000 years ago. The Anglo-Saxons and Danes introduced a form
of policing based on the Hundreds and Wapentakes.
more about British Policing History