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The Metropolitan Police District (MPD) is the area policed by Londonmarker's Metropolitan Police Service. It currently consists of Greater Londonmarker, excluding the City of Londonmarker.

History

The Metropolitan Police District was defined in the schedule of the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 as an approximately circular area within a seven-mile (11-kilometre) radius of Charing Crossmarker, which was divided into four districts and 17 police divisions.

It consisted of parts of:

Middlesexmarker The Liberty of Westminstermarker, The Holborn divisionmarker, the inner parishes of the Finsbury divisionmarker, the Tower divisionmarker, the Kensington divisionmarker, the township of New Brentfordmarker, the Inns of Court and the liberty of Ely Place
Kentmarker The parishes of St Paul and St Nicholas, Deptfordmarker, and the parish of Greenwichmarker
Surreymarker The parishes of Bermondseymarker, Camberwellmarker, Claphammarker, Lambethmarker, Newingtonmarker, Putneymarker, Rotherhithemarker, Streathammarker, Tootingmarker, Wandsworthmarker, and Christchurch, Southwarkmarker, The Liberty of the Clink, The hamlet of Hatchammarker, and the Borough of Southwarkmarker


There have been numerous changes to the boundaries of the MPD, and of the divisions therein. The Metropolitan Police Act 1839 recognised that the "boundary is... very irregular" and made it lawful to add any place in the Central Criminal Court District and also "any part of any parish, township, precinct or place" not more than 15 miles (24 km) from Charing Cross. The enlarged district encompassed the metropolitan area and some parts of Essex, Kentmarker, Hertfordshiremarker and Surreymarker. The 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica notes that it included "those civil parishes [...] of which any part is within twelve miles (19 km) of, or of which no part is more than fifteen miles (24 km) from, Charing Cross".
Metropolitan Police District 1840 - 1946
The map shows the MPD boundary in red. At the centre is the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works 1855–1889, which became the County of London in 1889. The other dashed lines show the boundaries of Essex, Hertfordshiremarker, Kentmarker, Middlesexmarker and Surreymarker.


The enlargement under the 1839 Act was carried out by order in council issued on January 3, 1840, which listed the following "parishes, townships, precincts, and places" ... "should be added to, and form part of, the metropolitan police district":

County of Middlesex Ashfordmarker, Bedfont marker, Cowleymarker, Cranford, Drayton marker, Edgwaremarker (sic) including Whitchurch, Edmontonmarker, Enfieldmarker, Felthammarker, Finchleymarker, Fryern Barnetmarker, Greenfordmarker, Hadley marker, Hamptonmarker (Town and Court), Hamptonwickmarker liberty (sic), Hanwellmarker, Hanworthmarker, Harefieldmarker, Harlingtonmarker, Harmondsworthmarker, Harrowmarker, Hayesmarker, Hendonmarker, Hestonmarker, Hillingdonmarker, Hornseymarker, Ickenhammarker, Isleworthmarker, Kingsburymarker, Lalehammarker, Littletonmarker, Northoltmarker, Norwoodmarker precinct, Perivalemarker, Pinnermarker, Ruislipmarker, Sheppertonmarker, South Mimmsmarker, Stainesmarker, Stanmoremarker (Great and Little), Stanwellmarker, Sunburymarker, Teddingtonmarker, Tottenhammarker, Twickenhammarker, Twyford Abbeymarker, Uxbridgemarker township and chapelry, Wilsdenmarker (sic)
County of Surrey Addingtonmarker, Bansteadmarker, Beddington and Wallingtonmarker hamlet, Carshaltonmarker, Cheammarker, Chessingtonmarker, Croydonmarker, Cuddington, Epsommarker, Ewellmarker exclusive of part near Walton, Farley, Kewmarker, Kingston upon Thamesmarker, Ham-with-Hatchmarker hamlet, Hookmarker hamlet, Long Dittonmarker, Maldonmarker (sic), Merton, Mitchammarker, Mordenmarker, Mortlakemarker, Moulsey marker, Moulsey marker, Petershammarker, Richmondmarker, Roehamptonmarker, Sandersteadmarker, Suttonmarker, Thames Dittonmarker including hamlet of Ember, hamlet of Weston, and hamlet of Claygate, Warlinghammarker, Wimbledonmarker, Woodmansternemarker, Worcester Parkmarker (extra-parochial)
County of Kent Beckenhammarker, Bexleymarker, Bromleymarker, Charltonmarker, Chislehurstmarker, Crayfordmarker, Downmarker (sic), Elthammarker including Mottinghammarker, Erithmarker, Farnboroughmarker, Foots Craymarker, Hayesmarker, Kestonmarker, Kidbrookemarker, Leemarker, Lewishammarker, North Craymarker, Orpingtonmarker, Plumsteadmarker, St Mary's Craymarker, Wickham marker, Wickham marker, Woolwichmarker
County of Essex Barkingmarker (Town Ward, Chadwell Ward, Great Ilfordmarker Ward, Ripple Ward), Chigwellmarker, Chingfordmarker, Dagenhammarker, East Hammarker, Little Ilfordmarker, Loughtonmarker, Low Leytonmarker, Waltham Abbeymarker (Holyfield hamlet, Sewardstone hamlet, Upshire hamlet, Waltham Town hamlet), Walthamstowmarker, Wansteadmarker, West Hammarker (Church-street Ward, Plaistow Ward, Stratford Ward), Woodfordmarker
County of Hertford Aldenhammarker, Busheymarker, Cheshuntmarker, Chipping Barnetmarker, East Barnetmarker, Elstreemarker, Northawmarker, Ridgemarker, Shenleymarker, Theobald-street, Totteridgemarker


In 1946 the Metropolitan Police District was somewhat redrawn by the Police Act 1946, to match the then local government boundaries. The boroughs of Dartfordmarker and Watfordmarker, the urban district of Caterham and Warlinghammarker and the parish of St. Peter Rural were wholly excluded from the District; whilst the borough of Epsom and Ewell, the urban districts of Banstead, Cheshunt, Coulsdon and Purley, Crayford, Esher and Orpington were brought wholly within the district. The definition, in the Fourth Schedule is as follows:

County of London except the City of Londonmarker
Middlesexmarker
County Borough of Croydon, County Borough of East Hammarker, County Borough of West Ham
Essex Municipal Borough of Barkingmarker, Municipal Borough of Chingfordmarker, Municipal Borough of Dagenham, Municipal Borough of Ilfordmarker, Municipal Borough of Walthamstowmarker, Municipal Borough of Wanstead and Woodfordmarker, Chigwell Urban Districtmarker, Waltham Holy Cross Urban Districtmarker
Hertfordshiremarker Barnet Urban Districtmarker, Bushey Urban Districtmarker, Cheshunt Urban Districtmarker, East Barnet Urban Districtmarker, Elstree Rural Districtmarker
the parish of Northawmarker from Hatfield Rural District
Aldenhammarker from Watford Rural Districtmarker

Kentmarker Municipal Borough of Beckenhammarker, Municipal Borough of Bexleymarker, Municipal Borough of Bromleymarker, Municipal Borough of Erithmarker, Chislehurst and Sidcupmarker, Crayford Urban Districtmarker, Orpington Urban Districtmarker, Penge Urban Districtmarker
Surreymarker Municipal Borough of Barnesmarker, Municipal Borough of Beddington and Wallingtonmarker, Municipal Borough of Epsom and Ewellmarker, Municipal Borough of Kingstonmarker, Municipal Borough of Malden and Coombemarker, Municipal Borough of Mitcham, Municipal Borough of Richmond, Municipal Borough of Surbitonmarker, Municipal Borough of Sutton and Cheammarker, Municipal Borough of Wimbledonmarker, Banstead Urban Districtmarker, Carshalton Urban Districtmarker, Coulsdon and Purley Urban Districtmarker, Esher Urban Districtmarker, Merton and Morden Urban District


In 1965 the boundaries of London were extended. After 1965 they more closely matched the MPD, and the MPD was defined again by section 76 of the London Government Act 1963. The former area of the Municipal Borough of Romfordmarker and Hornchurch Urban Districtmarker, which had not previously been covered by the MPD but were in Greater London, were added. However, a number of anomalies continued to exist.

In 1974 it was again restated, by S.I. 1974/482:

History

The Metropolitan Police District was defined in the schedule of the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 as an approximately circular area within a seven-mile (11-kilometre) radius of Charing Crossmarker, which was divided into four districts and 17 police divisions.

It consisted of parts of:

Middlesexmarker The Liberty of Westminstermarker, The Holborn divisionmarker, the inner parishes of the Finsbury divisionmarker, the Tower divisionmarker, the Kensington divisionmarker, the township of New Brentfordmarker, the Inns of Court and the liberty of Ely Place
Kentmarker The parishes of St Paul and St Nicholas, Deptfordmarker, and the parish of Greenwichmarker
Surreymarker The parishes of Bermondseymarker, Camberwellmarker, Claphammarker, Lambethmarker, Newingtonmarker, Putneymarker, Rotherhithemarker, Streathammarker, Tootingmarker, Wandsworthmarker, and Christchurch, Southwarkmarker, The Liberty of the Clink, The hamlet of Hatchammarker, and the Borough of Southwarkmarker


There have been numerous changes to the boundaries of the MPD, and of the divisions therein. The Metropolitan Police Act 1839 recognised that the "boundary is... very irregular" and made it lawful to add any place in the Central Criminal Court District and also "any part of any parish, township, precinct or place" not more than 15 miles (24 km) from Charing Cross. The enlarged district encompassed the metropolitan area and some parts of Essex, Kentmarker, Hertfordshiremarker and Surreymarker. The 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica notes that it included "those civil parishes [...] of which any part is within twelve miles (19 km) of, or of which no part is more than fifteen miles (24 km) from, Charing Cross".
Metropolitan Police District 1840 - 1946
The map shows the MPD boundary in red. At the centre is the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works 1855–1889, which became the County of London in 1889. The other dashed lines show the boundaries of Essex, Hertfordshiremarker, Kentmarker, Middlesexmarker and Surreymarker.


The enlargement under the 1839 Act was carried out by order in council issued on January 3, 1840, which listed the following "parishes, townships, precincts, and places" ... "should be added to, and form part of, the metropolitan police district":

County of Middlesex Ashfordmarker, Bedfont marker, Cowleymarker, Cranford, Drayton marker, Edgwaremarker (sic) including Whitchurch, Edmontonmarker, Enfieldmarker, Felthammarker, Finchleymarker, Fryern Barnetmarker, Greenfordmarker, Hadley marker, Hamptonmarker (Town and Court), Hamptonwickmarker liberty (sic), Hanwellmarker, Hanworthmarker, Harefieldmarker, Harlingtonmarker, Harmondsworthmarker, Harrowmarker, Hayesmarker, Hendonmarker, Hestonmarker, Hillingdonmarker, Hornseymarker, Ickenhammarker, Isleworthmarker, Kingsburymarker, Lalehammarker, Littletonmarker, Northoltmarker, Norwoodmarker precinct, Perivalemarker, Pinnermarker, Ruislipmarker, Sheppertonmarker, South Mimmsmarker, Stainesmarker, Stanmoremarker (Great and Little), Stanwellmarker, Sunburymarker, Teddingtonmarker, Tottenhammarker, Twickenhammarker, Twyford Abbeymarker, Uxbridgemarker township and chapelry, Wilsdenmarker (sic)
County of Surrey Addingtonmarker, Bansteadmarker, Beddington and Wallingtonmarker hamlet, Carshaltonmarker, Cheammarker, Chessingtonmarker, Croydonmarker, Cuddington, Epsommarker, Ewellmarker exclusive of part near Walton, Farley, Kewmarker, Kingston upon Thamesmarker, Ham-with-Hatchmarker hamlet, Hookmarker hamlet, Long Dittonmarker, Maldonmarker (sic), Merton, Mitchammarker, Mordenmarker, Mortlakemarker, Moulsey marker, Moulsey marker, Petershammarker, Richmondmarker, Roehamptonmarker, Sandersteadmarker, Suttonmarker, Thames Dittonmarker including hamlet of Ember, hamlet of Weston, and hamlet of Claygate, Warlinghammarker, Wimbledonmarker, Woodmansternemarker, Worcester Parkmarker (extra-parochial)
County of Kent Beckenhammarker, Bexleymarker, Bromleymarker, Charltonmarker, Chislehurstmarker, Crayfordmarker, Downmarker (sic), Elthammarker including Mottinghammarker, Erithmarker, Farnboroughmarker, Foots Craymarker, Hayesmarker, Kestonmarker, Kidbrookemarker, Leemarker, Lewishammarker, North Craymarker, Orpingtonmarker, Plumsteadmarker, St Mary's Craymarker, Wickham marker, Wickham marker, Woolwichmarker
County of Essex Barkingmarker (Town Ward, Chadwell Ward, Great Ilfordmarker Ward, Ripple Ward), Chigwellmarker, Chingfordmarker, Dagenhammarker, East Hammarker, Little Ilfordmarker, Loughtonmarker, Low Leytonmarker, Waltham Abbeymarker (Holyfield hamlet, Sewardstone hamlet, Upshire hamlet, Waltham Town hamlet), Walthamstowmarker, Wansteadmarker, West Hammarker (Church-street Ward, Plaistow Ward, Stratford Ward), Woodfordmarker
County of Hertford Aldenhammarker, Busheymarker, Cheshuntmarker, Chipping Barnetmarker, East Barnetmarker, Elstreemarker, Northawmarker, Ridgemarker, Shenleymarker, Theobald-street, Totteridgemarker


In 1946 the Metropolitan Police District was somewhat redrawn by the Police Act 1946, to match the then local government boundaries. The boroughs of Dartfordmarker and Watfordmarker, the urban district of Caterham and Warlinghammarker and the parish of St. Peter Rural were wholly excluded from the District; whilst the borough of Epsom and Ewell, the urban districts of Banstead, Cheshunt, Coulsdon and Purley, Crayford, Esher and Orpington were brought wholly within the district. The definition, in the Fourth Schedule is as follows:

County of London except the City of Londonmarker
Middlesexmarker
County Borough of Croydon, County Borough of East Hammarker, County Borough of West Ham
Essex Municipal Borough of Barkingmarker, Municipal Borough of Chingfordmarker, Municipal Borough of Dagenham, Municipal Borough of Ilfordmarker, Municipal Borough of Walthamstowmarker, Municipal Borough of Wanstead and Woodfordmarker, Chigwell Urban Districtmarker, Waltham Holy Cross Urban Districtmarker
Hertfordshiremarker Barnet Urban Districtmarker, Bushey Urban Districtmarker, Cheshunt Urban Districtmarker, East Barnet Urban Districtmarker, Elstree Rural Districtmarker
the parish of Northawmarker from Hatfield Rural District
Aldenhammarker from Watford Rural Districtmarker

Kentmarker Municipal Borough of Beckenhammarker, Municipal Borough of Bexleymarker, Municipal Borough of Bromleymarker, Municipal Borough of Erithmarker, Chislehurst and Sidcupmarker, Crayford Urban Districtmarker, Orpington Urban Districtmarker, Penge Urban Districtmarker
Surreymarker Municipal Borough of Barnesmarker, Municipal Borough of Beddington and Wallingtonmarker, Municipal Borough of Epsom and Ewellmarker, Municipal Borough of Kingstonmarker, Municipal Borough of Malden and Coombemarker, Municipal Borough of Mitcham, Municipal Borough of Richmond, Municipal Borough of Surbitonmarker, Municipal Borough of Sutton and Cheammarker, Municipal Borough of Wimbledonmarker, Banstead Urban Districtmarker, Carshalton Urban Districtmarker, Coulsdon and Purley Urban Districtmarker, Esher Urban Districtmarker, Merton and Morden Urban District


In 1965 the boundaries of London were extended. After 1965 they more closely matched the MPD, and the MPD was defined again by section 76 of the London Government Act 1963. The former area of the Municipal Borough of Romfordmarker and Hornchurch Urban Districtmarker, which had not previously been covered by the MPD but were in Greater London, were added. However, a number of anomalies continued to exist.

In 1974 it was again restated, by S.I. 1974/482:



The anomaly of having the Metropolitan Police responsible for areas outside the Greater London boundary thus continued. In 1998 the Government 'Green Paper' on the Greater London Authority proposed to create a Police Authority for the Metropolitan Police, who had previously been under the control of the Home Secretary. Initially, the government proposed to retain the areas outside the local government boundary, with a representative appointed to the Police Authority from the councils outside the Greater London Authority boundary.

However the government changed its mind and in the Greater London Authority Act 1999 the boundaries of the Metropolitan Police District were redefined to match Greater London. The excised county areas were reassigned to Essex Police, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Surrey Police.

Exceptions

Not all parts of London, although within the boundaries of the MPD, are policed by the Metropolitan Police. The Greater London Authority Act 1999 defines the Metropolitan Police District as consisting of "Greater London, excluding the City of Londonmarker, the Inner Templemarker and the Middle Templemarker." The City of London has its own police force, the City of London Police, which also covers the Inner and Middle Temples.

The London Underground, overground railway network and railway stations are primarily policed by the British Transport Police, although they form part of the Metropolitan Police District.

The Royal Parks of Londonmarker used to be policed by a separate force called the Royal Parks Constabulary (RPC). The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 abolished the RPC and placed the parks under the responsibilty of the Metropolitan Police.

References

  1. Order in Council enlarging the Metropolitan Police District (SI 1840 5001)
  2. Home Office Circular 100/1946
  3. Police Act 1946, 9 & 10 Geo. 6 ch. 46
  4. Hansard 4 May 1999 : Column 782
  5. National Archives: Explanatory note describing Metropolitan Police District in 1991. Retrieved January 30, 2006.
  6. Order in Council enlarging the Metropolitan Police District (SI 1840 5001)
  7. Home Office Circular 100/1946
  8. Police Act 1946, 9 & 10 Geo. 6 ch. 46
  9. Hansard 4 May 1999 : Column 782
  10. National Archives: Explanatory note describing Metropolitan Police District in 1991. Retrieved January 30, 2006.
  11. "A Mayor and Assembly for London", HMSO, 1998, pages 62-67.
  12. HMSO, Greater London Authority Act 1999. 1999 c. 29



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