Worn Out: The Physical Price of Police Work

I’ve been too sick today to do any proper research, so thought I’d write about detectives who were forced to retire because of disease or infirmity. My illness will not, of course, lead to my retirement (one needs a job for that) but I thought it would be a fun subject for a blog post.…

Beating up Bobbies

As I mentioned in a previous post, undercover work was a significant part of policing London. The only problem was that, in the beginning, undercover police had no way to properly identify themselves. They had full powers of arrest as police constables, but when not in uniform they sometimes had trouble convincing the public that…