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The Boys in Blue

There's never one around when you want one, but here are some questions about Britain's police forces! 20 Questions.

 
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1

When was the first official police service established in the UK?

  • 1600
  • 1700
  • 1800

2

In which city was this force established?

  • Glasgow
  • London
  • Birmingham

3

The Metropolitan Police were founded in which year?

  • 1829
  • 1846
  • 1863

4

The Metropolitan and City of London Police are the only forces to have the rank of “Commander.” What is the equivalent rank outside of London?

  • Chief Superintendent
  • Assistant Chief Constable
  • Deputy Chief Constable

5

The highest rank of officer outside of London is Chief Constable. What is it's equivalent in London?

  • Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Assistant Commissioner

6

Which rank of officer has two pips (stars) on his/her epaulettes (shoulder pads)?

  • Commander
  • Inspector
  • Superintendent

7

What do the initials 'CID' stand for?

  • Copper In Disguise
  • Criminal Intelligence Database
  • Criminal Investigation Department

8

When was the first Special Branch established?

  • 1849
  • 1866
  • 1883

9

In 1839, the first county police force was established, but in which county?

  • Wiltshire
  • Yorkshire
  • Oxfordshire

10

The first detective branch of the police was within the Metropolitan Police. In which year?

  • 1842
  • 1857
  • 1884

11

How long does an officer have to serve in the uniformed branch before being eligible to apply for a post in the CID?

  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 36 months

12

What are the official bodies responsible for the examination and assessment of police forces to ensure their requirements are met as intended?

  • The Police Complaints Authority
  • The Crown Prosecution Service
  • Her Majesty's Inspectorates of Constabulary

13

How tall must a man be to join the police service?

  • No height requirement
  • 5ft 8in (173 cm)
  • 5ft 10in (178 cm)

14

In which fictional police station is the TV series “The Bill” set?

  • Canley Grove
  • Sun Hill
  • Cockroft Central

15

Match the services with the countries

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Left

  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Crown Office
  • Public Prosecution Service
  • Services Prosecuting Authority

Right

  • Northern Ireland
  • Military
  • England and Wales
  • Scotland

16

What is the military equivalent of the CID?

  • SIB
  • MIB
  • CI5

17

How many territorial police forces (e.g., Dorset Police, Metropolitan Police,) are there in England?

  • 49
  • 24
  • 39

18

The modern British Transport Police was formed by the British Transport Commission Act in which year?

  • 1886
  • 1927
  • 1949

19

When was The Ministry of Defence Police formed ?

  • 1986
  • 1992
  • 2004

20

Match the 'Special Operations' units names to their numbers.

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Left

  • Protective Security Command
  • Counter Terrorism Command
  • Palace of Westminster Division
  • Aviation Security Operational Command Unit

Right

  • SO17
  • SO15
  • SO18
  • SO2

 

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