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Dubious claim of "oldest police force in the world" repeated here inaccurately and without evidence[edit]

Famously, the Metropolitan Police had to give a written undertaking to the Advertising Standards Authority never to repeat its claim of being "the oldest police force in the world" to avoid formal enforcement action - because it wasn't true, not by a long chalk.

The claim here, in respect of the Marine Police, is at best dubious, and possibly untrue, given the establishment of a uniformed body of constables, wearing uniforms with "Police" badges, in the City of Glasgow in 1789. The fact that this police force failed due to financial difficulties, and had to wait until 1800 until an Act of Parliament provided a statutory basis for its funding, does not stop it being the oldest police force in the UK. After all, the Marine Police - in that form - ceased to exist when it was subsumed into the Metropolitan Police, so if defunct police forces still count, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander!

And of course a whole host of Scottish borough police forces, starting with the City of Glasgow Police in 1800, pre-dated the Met...! 217.169.14.81 (talk) 03:33, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

For example, the catalan Police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, was founded in 1719 --213.248.110.84 (talk) 21:04, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Predictive policing[edit]

I added this to the see also section, yet an article still needs to be made:

KVDP (talk) 11:41, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 24 May 2013[edit]

169.139.19.135 (talk) 17:37, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. No request was made. --ElHef (Meep?) 18:13, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

article "Police" subheading Protection of Individuals[edit]

Protection of individuals needs 1856 changed to 1855 (reference to U.S. Supreme Court's South v. Maryland as well as reference to 2005's Castle Rock v. Gonzales. Examplar (talk) 23:59, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Done. Thanks. --Stfg (talk) 17:43, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Semi-protected edit request on 26 March 2014[edit]

add the actual history of police officer

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --Mdann52talk to me! 14:49, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

"The average police patrol vehicle is an specially modified four door sedan."

The average of a van and a motorcycle is not a car. Perhaps the word median was sought for — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.139.20.219 (talk) 23:14, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Predictive policing