Information on 19th century British police men.?

What weapons did they carry, and what was there protocol for dealing with missing persons and serial killers?

4 Answers

  • 5 months ago

    They had a wooden truncheon and a cutlass, and they also carried a rattle. Their job was to prevent crime, not to solve crimes. Detectives were much later in the 19thC and there was no standard procedure for investigations.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    When "writing" a story based in a historical period it is quite important to do some research.

    In 100 years attitudes and behaviours change – and that was especially true of Britain during the Industrial Revolution. At the beginning of the century there were no official policemen, by the mid-century there were police forces established in a variety of cities and towns, and some county forces. And they each had a different guidance for conducting cases and on what equipment their officers carried.

    So, you need to pin down your period and place and you have to do some reading.

    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    They just carried a truncheon, and a whistle to summon help from other officers,there were no policies for dealing with serial killers, there were no such killers in the uk until 1888, when the serial killer called jack the ripper killed five women in the east end of london.You could report a missing person to the police,if it was an adult nothing would be done, if it was a child the police would try to find it, usually without much success.

    • Tim D
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      There were serial killers in Britain before Jack the Ripper.

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    they carried swords pistol and truncheons. They couldn't catch jack the ripper as he moved to Boston in the States

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