Gendarmerie Nationale

The Gendarmerie Nationale of France is a national paramilitary police force which polices communes with populations of fewer than 5,000. The Gendarmerie is actually part of the French army and is run by the Ministry of War, although it is also responsible to the Ministry of the Interior for public order policing and to the … Continue reading Gendarmerie Nationale


Metropolitan Police: Thames Division

Thames Division is the marine policing branch of the Metropolitan Police, which patrols the tidal section of the River Thames from Purfleet in the east to Teddington Lock in the west. Thames Division has five police stations, from east to west along the river: Erith, Blackwall, Wapping, Waterloo Pier and Barnes. The division has about … Continue reading Metropolitan Police: Thames Division

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 … Continue reading Metropolitan Police: The Divisions