Policing

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1729
Thomas de Veil appointed JP in Bow Street.
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1748
Henry Fielding becomes Chief Magistrate at Bow Street.
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1751
Henry Fielding publishes 'An Enquiry into the Late Increase of Robbers', which claimed that the system of unpaid, part-time constables did not work.
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1754
Henry Fielding dies, his half brother John takes over.
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1763
John Fielding secures a £600 government grant to establish the Bow Street Horse Patrol.
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1772
John Fielding establishes 'The Quarterly Pursuit'.
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1792
The Middlesex Justices Act.
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1798
Thames River Police established by Patrick Colquhoun.
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1829
London had 450 constables and 4000 watchmen to police a population of 1.2 million.
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1829
The Metropolitan Police Act.
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1839
A second Metropolitan Police Act extending the area to cover a 15 mile radius from Charing Cross.
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1900
Force grows to 16,000 men, 21 divisions.
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Henry Fielding becomes Chief Magistrate at Bow Street.

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1748

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Henry Fielding publishes 'An Enquiry into the Late Increase of Robbers', which claimed that the system of unpaid, part-time constables did not work.

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Henry Fielding dies, his half brother John takes over.

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Card 5

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John Fielding secures a £600 government grant to establish the Bow Street Horse Patrol.

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