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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard was the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, but the phrase is popularly used to refer to the force itself, particularly its Criminal Investigation Department. Named after a street in London that may have been the site of a palace used by 12th-century Scottish kings, Scotland Yard became London's police center in 1829. In 1890, the force moved to a new building, and in 1967, it moved once again. Today, the Metropolitan Police headquarters building is known by what name? More...
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:14:08 AM

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If I recall it well, Scotland Yard has been used in some movies as fabulous police force.
Babezy
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:37:11 PM
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Yes, I always thought (from books and movies) that it was some special detective force, like Interpol. What a surprise to find out it's "just" the London police!
Drew
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:54:22 PM
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The term always reminds me of the Sherlock Holmes series, in which the police force doesn't always have an entirely positive image.
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