- 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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