territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London
|Metropolitan Police Service|
Metropolitan Police Force
|Common name||The Met|
|Flag of the Metropolitan Police Service.|
|Motto||Working together for a safer London|
|Mission statement||Making London safe for all the people we serve|
|Formed||1829, 29 September |
|Volunteers||797 (and 2,988 special constables)|
|Legal personality||Governmental agency|
|Police area of Metropolitan Police District in the country of England , UK|
|Map of police area|
|Size||1,578 km2 (609 sq mi)|
|Legal jurisdiction||England & Wales (Northern Ireland and Scotland in limited circumstances)|
|Governing body||Metropolitan Police Authority|
|Overviewed by||Independent Police Complaints Commission/Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary|
|Headquarters||New Scotland Yard|
|Police Constables||36,246 (of which 2,988 are special constables)|
|Police Community Support Officers||4,521|
|Agency executive||Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner|
It covers all of London boroughs, except the City of London. It is the largest of the 52 police forces in the United Kingdom. In 2009, it had about 30000 police officers, more than three times the size of the next largest force.
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