Countries, States, and Cities
What country refers the police to bobbies?
Asked in England, Police and Law Enforcement
What is the Police in England called?
Asked in History of England
Why are police called bobbies and peelers in Victorian times?
Are bobbies in London also called officers?
Yes, bobbies are a nickname for officers. The London police force , now called the Police Service was created in 1829 by an act introduced in the British Parliament by the then home secretary, Sir Robert Peel. The shortened version of Robert is "Bob" which gave rise to the nicknames "Bobbies" and/or "Peelers" for policemen