Metropolitan Police Service

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Metropolitan Police Service
The logo of the Metropolitan Police Service. (TV: Mona Lisa's Revenge)

The Metropolitan Police Service (often called the Met) was a police service responsible for Greater London. For some time, the Met was based at Scotland Yard, with the name becoming synonymous for the service.

In 1840, Inspector Arnold Porter worked for the Met, specifically on the Spring-heeled Jack case. (COMIC: The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack)

On 23 October 1843, the service managed to write off seven civilians and one of their own officers as having been crushed by a bus when in fact, several stone lions had killed them. (AUDIO: The Lions of Trafalgar)

Inspector Lestrade was a detective from the service (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire) and Ian Stratford transferred there, citing "personal reasons". (PROSE: The Banquo Legacy) Dennison was a sergeant in the Met. (TV: Planet of the Dead) Madam Vastra often assisted Scotland Yard in its investigations, often alongside Inspector Gregson. (TV: Vastra Investigates)

In the 1890s, nicknames for the Metropolitan Police included "Rozzers" and "Blue Bottles". (AUDIO: The Bellova Devil)

In 2009, the Metropolitan Police was called when the Mona Lisa vanished from the International Gallery. Several police officers were caught in paintings. They were released when The Abomination was destroyed. (TV: Mona Lisa's Revenge)

In 2011, Patricia Menzies was sent to London to assist the Metropolitan Police in their investigations into the ‘gangland kingpin’ known as ‘the Doctor’ who was in reality Thomas Brewster in disguise. (AUDIO: The Crimes of Thomas Brewster)

During the Hyperion invasion of Britain in summer 2015, the police attempted to oppose them but were killed as the invaders "[burnt] through" them, transforming them into the Scorched. (COMIC: The Hyperion Empire)

By 2048, the service was widely known as the "Metro Police". In that year, the Department eliminated human police services in favour of the CCPC programme. (TV: The Last Precinct)

The Doctor and the Met[[edit]]

In 2011, the Sixth Doctor was arrested by the service for stealing and destroying a police patrol boat on the River Thames. (AUDIO: The Crimes of Thomas Brewster)

In 2006, the Ninth Doctor distracted a group from the service while in 10 Downing Street. (TV: World War Three)

In July 1969, the Eleventh Doctor pretended to be an officer from the service whilst visiting the White House. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

Information from non-valid sources[[edit]]

A wheel clamp placed by the Metropolitan Police. (TV: Untitled)

After running away from Thatchos and Denos, the Seventh Doctor and Peri Brown found that the TARDIS had been given a wheel clamp by the Metropolitan Police. Peri then used a ray gun to destroy the clamp, with the Doctor angrily shouting "I wanted to do that!". (TV: Untitled)

Other matters[[edit]]

In 2002, the BBC won a drawn-out case against the Metropolitan Police over the rights to the police box appearance of the TARDIS.[1] The case first opened when the BBC tried to trademark the design in 1998.