Unhallowed Metropolis: The battle for London
The Metropolitan police
“I think our police are excellent, probably because I have not done anything that has occasioned being beaten up by these good men.” -Clement Freud
Organization:The Metropolitan Police
Current leadership: Sir Robert Mayne (Commissioner)
Organization type: Government agency
Base of operation: New Scotland Yard (Westminster)
Known turf: The entire Metropolitan area
Membership type: Enlistment (Open to application)
Date of founding: 1829
Known allies: Various government agencies
Known enemies: Criminal organizations
General information: Founded in 1829 to bring order to the city, The Metropolitan Police hold jurisdiction over the greater London area. Though initially not welcomed by the population, who saw the new police force as a threat to personal liberty, by the end of the nineteenth century, the presence of the police had become widely accepted. A commissioner, who answers directly to the Home Secretary, heads the Metropolitan Police, aided by four assistant commissioners.
Presently, Sir Robert Mayne is the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Enlistment in The Metropolitan police force is far less restrictive than the City of London Police and The Metropolitan Police force is much larger than that of the City of London Police. The Metropolitan Police force has several different branches which deal with a wider variety of crimes than the City of London Police.