Title THE RIVER BEAT. The Story of London's River Police since 1798.
Book Condition FINE
Jacket Condition FINE
Publisher London Historical Publications 1997
Seller ID 30196
144pp. Illus. in text. A finely illustrated edition covering the history of the Marine Police (1798-1839) and Thames Division (1839 to the present), published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of London's river police, founded by Patrick Colquhoun and John Harriott in 1798 to deal with the rampant pilfering and wilful damage that occurred in the corrupt and chaotic Port of London. Peel's Metropolitan Police used the River Police as a model for its structure. Foreword by Sir Paul Condon. Appendices list Roll of Honour, Divisional Chief Officers with Further Reading and Index.
true crime criminology maritime river police history law enforcement Port of London River Thames history