Metropolitan Police

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A police officer has been shot in the arm while chasing three men in South Croydon, Scotland Yard said
Every morning, at around seven am, five officers of London's Metropolitan Police undertake what the Police consider to be
London Mayor Boris Johnson has asked the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Paul Stephenson, to explain why former
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A former top policeman has hit back at the "lynch mob mentality" of MPs who mauled him over his handling
"Amazing," senior reporters whispered to themselves. "Extraordinarily hilarious", Chris Bryant said afterwards. What started as a setpiece example of MPs' hostility had quickly descended, unexpectedly and absurdly, into farce.
Almost 4,000 people are still due to be contacted by police investigating the phone hacking scandal surrounding News of The
John Yates' evidence to MPs over his investigation into phone hacking was "unconvincing", the Chair of the Home Affairs Select
Information that has been leaked to the press regarding police collusion into phone hacking has been done so deliberately
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A senior Scotland Yard detective has expressed his "extreme regret" that he did not act to reopen police
Are the Metropolitan Police "evasive, dishonest or lethargic" - or perhaps all three? What surprised me during yesterday's Commons debate about phone hacking was how little faith the people who make our laws seem to have in the people who enforce them.
About Metropolitan Police
The Metropolitan Police Service was founded by Sir Robert Peel in 1829. Today its head is commissioner Cressida Dick. The Met police has recently been subject to controversy over allegations some journalists gave money to police for information during the phone hacking scandal. A force is also known as "the Met", "Met Pol", "MP" and "the MPS" and has more than 31,000 officers together with about 13,000 police staff and 3,700 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). The MPS is also being supported by 2,500 volunteer police cadets and more than 5,000 volunteer police officers from the Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC) and its Employer Supported Policing (ESP) programme. The Metropolitan Police Services covers an area of 620 square miles and a population of 7.2 million.