Word of the Day: Bobby (English Police)

July 21, 2011, by A. U. Crawford

English Police are called Bobbies, because they were formed in London, by Prime Minister Sir Robert (Bobby) Peel, in 1829.

While not a new concept, the Metropolitan Police Service has become the model for police forces in most countries.

Of Note: The word Police wasn’t popular in Briton because it’s a french word that came from the greek word for “person guarding a city”. In Ireland police are called Peelers.

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