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I'm sure that a number of us have Metropolitan Police Jubilee/Coronation Medals in our collections. Maybe we've found some paperwork from National Archives, or used the U.K. census reports to get a better picture of Mr. Plod.

By accident, I've hit on a new source, where you can actually find testimony given by your policeman.

The Old Bailey reports up to 1913. This search screen http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/forms/formPersName.jsp

is the place to start. Enter your man's name. He will be appearing as a witness. Narrow the date range arond when you know his service was.

Some names I've searched don't appear. I've seen an Inspector appear in numerous cases. I think there were some specialists.

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Nice site - & not just for police officers but for victims of crime & other civilian witnesses too.

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It's a worrying resource - all kinds of checks, criminal records, phone numbers, loads of stuff.

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what a great site! i just look up 2 insp of the city of london police.insp j collison,insp e truelove i have there 1911 coronatian medals

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A fascinating resource indeed

It's interesting reading the crimes of old

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Great resource ! has assisted me find info on one of my wife's ancestor's who was a Policeman in the City of London in 1840 !

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