Crime and PunishmentSir Robert Peel and the new Metropolitan Police Return to the main page
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  HO45/6647; instructions on the powers of a police constable. The exact powers of a police constable on duty had to be defined, and this document is an early attempt to do it.
 
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  HO45/6647; instructions on the powers of a police constable
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