Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science
Political Science - Criminal Justice - Track 2
Dr. Nancy Marion
Dr. Ron Gelleny
Dr. David Licate
The London Metropolitan Police Department patrol officers do not regularly carry firearms in their routine duties. The members of the public and police each have opinions regarding this topic. The department’s history since its founding in 1829 developed strategies to engage with the public through community policing. This allows the agency to take a proactive approach to policing and implement intelligence-led policing into its daily patrol strategy. Intelligence-led policing promotes a unique relationship between the public and the police. This relationship is crucial to gaining the public confidence in the police, which allows them to not need to carry firearms in fulfilling their routine duties.
Scherba, Garrett J. J., "The Met Follows the World While Maintaining Peel’s Heritage" (2016). Honors Research Projects. 272.