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This section contains a comprehensive history of the Metropolitan Police from 1829 to the present day. In these pages you will find descriptions of famous and lesser known events throughout the history of The Met as well as details of famous cases and figures throughout the history of the Met.  You can also find out about tracing your family ancestry, visiting the historical collection and purchasing MPS merchandise.

Historical records

Jack the Ripper

Historical Archives

Famous Cases

History of policing

Book of Remembrance & The Roll of Honour

MPS historical timeline

Historical images