Why London Police are called Bobbies?

@ssh123 (31104)
India
August 31, 2006 3:42am CST
And New York Police are called Cops? or Croppers? In your country, is there any special name for Police?
3 responses
@Andy77 (433)
• United States
2 Sep 06
London Police are called "bobbies" after Sir Robert Peele, who started the police force there. I guess his nickname was Bobbie!
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
24 Jan 07
Very interesting response indeed. You have been given BR
• United States
31 Aug 06
What are bobbies? http://wv.essortment.com/whatarebobbi_rlxa.htm Where did the term "COPS" come from? http://www.nycpolicemuseum.org/html/faq.html
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
24 Jan 07
Thanks for giving a link. I shall check it out.
• United States
2 Sep 06
Ours are nicknamed the po-po or the pigs. i know pigs is not a nice name. But we have all heavy set cops here. So we joke that all they do is eat donuts and pull people over!!
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