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Police

History

Novelist and magistrate who set up the Bow Street Runners in 1749 Click to show or hide the answer
Metropolitan Police established Click to show or hide the answer
Founder of the Metropolitan Police – the first modern police force – in 1829, when Home Secretary; Prime Minister 1841–6 Click to show or hide the answer

Ranks

Most senior rank in the Metropolitan Police Click to show or hide the answer
Rank only used in the Met (Adam Dalglish is a fictional one) Click to show or hide the answer
Rank immediately above Chief Inspector Click to show or hide the answer

Acronyms

AFIS Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
PACE Click to show or hide the answer
SOCO Click to show or hide the answer
TWOC Click to show or hide the answer

UK Police Forces

Nickname of the special force deployed in Ireland, 1920 Click to show or hide the answer
London police forces: Metropolitan and Click to show or hide the answer
Flying Squad reorganised in 1978 as Click to show or hide the answer
New UK police force, established in October 2013 to replace the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) – described as "a British FBI" Click to show or hide the answer
Headquarters of the Metropolitan Police; for many years (from 1934 until the 1960s) its telephone number was Whitehall 1212 Click to show or hide the answer
Nickname of the black and white chequered pattern worn by police officers (after the Glasgow Chief Constable who introduced it in 1932) Click to show or hide the answer
Full name of the Metropolitan Police unit SO 19 Click to show or hide the answer

Overseas Police Forces

Commonly–used name for South Africa's security police bureau, established 1969 – replaced in 1980 after the so–called Muldergate Scandal, when the National Party was implicated in plans to use government funds for its own propaganda purposes.  (The actual name of the bureau was the South African Bureau for State Security) Click to show or hide the answer
Russia's first state security organisation – established by Lenin December 1917 – a forerunner of the KGB Click to show or hide the answer
Chief investigative branch of the US Department of Justice Click to show or hide the answer
Israel's secret police Click to show or hide the answer
Secret police force of the Russian Empire, established 1880 Click to show or hide the answer
Secret police agency of Romania, 1948-89 Click to show or hide the answer
Commonly–used name for the East German state security organisation Click to show or hide the answer

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