1860 - Metropolitan Police Take-over
1st October. Metropolitan Police take over policing duties in the dockyard. There position was clarified by a special Act of Parliament 1860 for their employment in Her Majesty’s Yards, Victualling Yards and steam Factory Yards. This act gave them power in the Yards and within 15 miles of such Yards. Outside the Yards they exercised power in respect of Crown property or persons subject to Naval, Marine or Military discipline. (See 1833).