The UK police force has a reputation as one of the best in the
world. In general an unarmed force respected by their communities.
London visitors will find the London Police (or bobbies as we call
them) very approachable and friendly. The London police force is
known as 'the Met', short for their correct name of the London
Metropolitan Police Force. They cover the whole of greater London
with the exception of the
City of London
who have their own force as does the London underground system, the
'British Transport Police'. The Met was first structured on
September 29 1829 and today has over 30,000 officers.