Metropolitan Police Service

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About the force

The MPS was founded in 1829 and occupies a unique position in the history of policing. It is one of the largest police services in the world, responsible for policing a capital that is more populous, dynamic and diverse than ever before. The MPS comprises more than 55,000 Police Officers, Police Staff, Traffic Wardens, Police Community Support Officers and volunteers, who form a wider policing family that looks after more than 7 million Londoners, and millions of commuters and visitors, over an area of 620 square miles.

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