Whether on the streets or in the courts, the City has a unique relationship with the processes of law and order. This has come about because of the individual character and circumstances of the City itself.
The City’s jurisdiction goes back to medieval times and is a consequence of its autonomy. It is also the only city in Britain to have its own police force.
The City’s prosperity has long been a target for resentment and anger. Moreover it has developed over time a unique nature and role. Consequently the City of London has developed an individual status as a legal authority.
The City of London Police force has faced challenges with flexibility and innovation. Its experiences have caused it to develop specialisms which have reached out to other forces.
The City’s judiciary powers are built into its governance, and its officers exercise jurisdiction within its boundaries.
The story of Law and Order in the City of London is one which encompasses shootings and bombings, fraud and unrest, and a struggle to retain autonomy.
Details – Law and Order EC
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MEET: In front of the clock tower outside the Bishopsgate exit from Liverpool Street Station.
Duration: Two hours (approximately).
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