British police history: everything you wanted to know

Chris Williams responds to your questions on law enforcement in Britain over the past 300 years

Chris Williams responds to your questions on law enforcement in Britain over the past 300 years. (Image by Getty Images)

When did the first professional police force come into being? Why do the British police largely not carry guns? And what was the point of police boxes? In our latest ‘Everything you wanted to know’ episode, Chris Williams answers your questions on the history of law enforcement in Britain.

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