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lon­don’s Met­ro­pol­i­tan po­lice was formed in 1829. its first HQ was a for­mer pri­vate house at 4 white­hall place

Scot­land Yard, of­fi­cially new Scot­land Yard, gets its name from the orig­i­nal site. at the rear was a street called great Scot­land Yard, which be­came the pub­lic en­trance

in 1967, the Met moved to its cur­rent HQ near St James’s park. it will soon be mov­ing to a more mod­ern build­ing near its orig­i­nal lo­ca­tion on vic­to­ria em­bank­ment The iconic tri­an­gu­lar Scot­land Yard sign is said to turn 14,000 times a day

Dis­ci­plinary records dat­ing back to 1829 re­veal that, in the Met’s first six months, about half its of­fi­cers were dis­missed, mostly for drunk­en­ness

crime ex­hibits on dis­play at the Black Mu­seum

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