Eleanor Bland

University of Sheffield

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Eleanor Bland - University of Sheffield

I research policing and repeat offending in London between 1780 and 1850. My wider research interests lie in the social and cultural history of the long eighteenth century. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Wooden statue of a policeman, 1979. Maker unknown

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Wooden statue of a policeman, 1979. Maker unknown

When was the modern police force invented?

Starting with the Metropolitan Police in 1829, the nineteenth-century saw the establishment of ‘modern’ police forces across the country.

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