Friends of the

Metropolitan Police History

Time Zone: 1822 - 1829


1822

Sir Robert PEEL became Home Secretary.


1823

Professor Purkenje in Silesia first suggests a fingerprint classification system.


1824

Vagrancy Act.


1826

Pay of Bow Street Runners increased 6 pence per night for every 7 years’ service.


1827

Last coiner drawn to scaffold on sledge (Edward LOWE).

Stocks abolished and treadwheel introduced.


1828

Parliamentary Committee on Police.

Population of London 1,349,000.

“The Police Gazette” published, replaced the “Hue and Cry”.


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