Metropolitan Police

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The Metropolitan Police is the police service covering Greater London, but excluding the City of London which has its own police force.

Previous area of the Metropolitan Police district
The Metropolitan Police was founded in 1829, and originally covered a rather larger area than it does today. From 1999 the area is coterminous with Greater London, and there is an operational command unit for each London Borough. At the head of the Metropolitan Police Service is the Commissioner. Since January 2012 the Commissioner reports to the Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC), which is headed by the Mayor of London.

LGBT history

There are intended to be LGBT Police Liaison Officers in every borough, although as of October 2012 some of the posts are vacant.[1]