Today in History
September 29, 1829
The Yard Squad: London Gets a New Police System
Scotland Yard, the headquarters for the Metropolitan Police Service, is founded by Sir Robert Peel (hence the police officers' nickname "Bobbies") to organize and modernize the policing of Greater London. Before the "Yard," a loose system of watchmen and special patrols had been responsible for maintaining law and order. Now globally famous as a symbol of exceptional detective work, Scotland Yard is often featured in crime novels and is known for breakthrough crime investigation techniques adapted from medical and scientific research such as DNA, ballistics, and fingerprinting.
Today's Feature History Article
Investigating London's famous police force and some of its most infamous cases
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