City of London Police Museum Virtual Tour

This is the first in a series of video tours around the City of London Police Museum, focusing on how the City of London was policed before the police were established in 1839, in particular the Watch and how the public perceived them from the 16th century.

Watch this video tour of the City of London Police Museum exploring the Constable's Oath and the idea of policing by consent, the cornerstone of British policing policy, with Dr Debbie Linton, a criminologist and volunteer at the museum.

Join the tour from Saturday 19 September at 11am.

The team at the City of London Police Museum discuss the historic decisions made in 1829 and 1839 to keep the City of London Police separate from the Metropolitan Police. Premiering at 1:30pm on January 9th.

Find out more about the City of London Police surgeon George Borlase Childs in this video from the team at the City of London Police Museum. It will premiere on Saturday 13 February at 11am.

One of the objects in the City of London Police Museum is this pedometer, known as a Waywiser. Find out more about it and the policeman’s beat that it helped to set in this talk from the City of London Police Museum team. The video will premiere on Saturday 20 February at 11am.