Peelers

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  • Peelers
    • first professional police force
    • disliked at first
    • people thought they would have no freedom
    • London was lacking in any form of protective presence and crime prevention for its people
    • ‘Peelers’ look more like ordinary citizens, rather than a red-coated soldier with a helmet.
    • 'Raw Lobsters'
    • 'Blue Devils'
    • carried a wooden truncheon
    • had to be aged 20 - 27
    • cartoons were made to ridicule them
    • were seen as unprofessional

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