Policing & Crime

Inspector Lestrade, a member of the Scotland Yard police, handcuffing a suspect

With their jurisdiction encompassing most of London, Scotland Yard is home to the Metropolitan Police and Inspector Lestrade. When Sherlock Holmes first appeared on the scene, London’s organized police force had existed for less than 60 years. It was one of the first of its kind and became a model for cities all over the world. Below are links to more information about policing and the Inspector who often finds himself working with Sherlock Holmes.