Scotland Yard


Scotland Yard is the headquarters for the London police used in the mid 18th century. One of entrances to the London police was on Great Scotland Yard. It was on the site of a had housed Scottish royalty this is how Scotland Yard got its name. The London police force act was created by Robert Peel in 1829. This is why the officers were known as bobbies and peelers. The staffs' job was to protect individuals, patrol, recruitment and personal management. The people actually did not like the bobbies because they thought of them as spies. It took a while before the bobbies won the public over. One inspector Charles Frederick Field became friends with Charles Dickens, who wrote "On Duty with Inspector Field", and was used as a model for Inpector Bucket. In 1890 Scotland Yard was moved to the Thames Embankment and was named New Scotland Yard. In 1967 they moved again to a new building on Victoria Street and Broadway. In 2016 they moved to a building on Victoria Embankment.

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