Metropolitan Police: The Divisions

The division is the basic unit of policing in the Metropolitan Police. The 23 divisions are grouped into four districts, all administered from Scotland Yard, where the district chief constables (and deputy assistant commissioners from 1933) and their staffs have their offices.

The following is a list of each division with its usual name (in parentheses) and its constituent police stations. The divisional headquarters, where the superintendent, chief inspectors and divisional detective inspector have their offices, is the first station listed in each division. Its day-to-day functions as a police station are, however, headed by a sub-divisional inspector. Other stations are commanded by sub-divisional inspectors, inspectors or station sergeants depending on their size.

  • A’ Division (Whitehall): Cannon Row, Hyde Park, Rochester Row, Wellington Arch
  • B’ Division (Chelsea): Walton Street, Gerald Road, Chelsea, Walham Green, North Fulham
  • C’ Division (St James’s): Vine Street, Great Marlborough Street
  • ‘D’ Division (Marylebone): Marylebone Lane, Crawford Place, Tottenham Court Road
  • ‘E’ Division (Holborn): Bow Street, Hunter Street, Gray’s Inn Road, Waterloo Pier
  • F’ Division (Paddington): Paddington Green, Notting Dale, Notting Hill, Kensington
  • ‘G’ Division (Finsbury): King’s Cross Road, Old Street, City Road
  • ‘H’ Division (Whitechapel): Leman Street, Commercial Street, Wapping, Shadwell, Arbour Square
  • ‘J’ Division (Hackney): Hackney, Bethnal Green, Dalston, Victoria Park, Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead, Barkingside, Claybury, Woodford, Loughton
  • ‘K’ Division (Limehouse): Limehouse, Bow, Poplar, Blackwall, Isle of Dogs, West Ham, Plaistow, Canning Town, North Woolwich, East Ham, Forest Gate, Ilford, Chadwell Heath, Dagenham, Barking
  • ‘L’ Division (Lambeth): Kennington Lane, Kennington Road, Nine Elms, Battersea, Clapham, Lavender Hill
  • ‘M’ Division (Southwark): Southwark, Tower Bridge, Grange Road, Rotherhithe, Carter Street, Deptford, Rodney Road
  • ‘N’ Division (Islington): Stoke Newington, Islington, Highbury Vale, St Ann’s Road, Walthamstow, Tottenham, Edmonton, Chingford, Enfield Highway, Waltham Abbey, Cheshunt, Goffs Oak, Lea Bridge Road
  • ‘P’ Division (Camberwell): Peckham, Camberwell, East Dulwich, Brockley, West Dulwich, Sydenham, Lewisham, Penge, Southend Village, Beckenham, Bromley, Farnborough
  • ‘R’ Division (Greenwich): Blackheath Road, East Greenwich, Westcombe Park, Lee Road, Woolwich, Shooters Hill, Eltham, Plumstead, Chislehurst, Sidcup, Belvedere, Erith, Bexley, St Mary Cray
  • ‘S’ Division (Hampstead): Albany Street, St John’s Wood, West Hampstead, Hampstead, Golders Green, Hendon, Finchley, Whetstone, Edgware, Wealdstone, Barnet, Elstree, Bushey, South Mimms, Shenley
  • T’ Division (Hammersmith): Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush, Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth, Twickenham, Hounslow, Norwood Green, Teddington, Hampton, Sunbury, Bedfont, Harlington, Staines
  • ‘V’ Division (Wandsworth): Wandsworth, Barnes, Putney, Roehampton, Richmond, Wimbledon, Kingston, New Malden, Surbiton, Ditton, East Molesey, Kew
  • ‘W’ Division (Brixton): Brixton, Balham, Wandsworth Common, Streatham, Tooting, Mitcham, Sutton, Wallington, Banstead, Epsom, Earlsfield
  • ‘X’ Division (Kilburn): Harrow Road, Kilburn, Acton, Harlesden, Willesden Green, Ealing, Wembley, Hanwell, Southall, Greenford, Harrow, Hayes, Pinner, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Northwood, Harefield
  • ‘Y’ Division (Highgate): Kentish Town, Somers Town, Caledonian Road, Holloway, Upper Holloway, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Wood Green, New Southgate, Southgate, East Barnet, Enfield Town, Potters Bar, Winchmore Hill
  • ‘Z’ Division (Croydon; formed in 1921 from neighbouring divisions): Knights Hill, Gipsy Hill, Norbury, Thornton Heath, South Norwood, Croydon, Kenley
  • Thames Division: Wapping, Barnes, Waterloo Pier, Blackwall, Erith



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