PEOPLE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT HISTORY

Welcome

— to our section highlighting some of the people who have had an impact on modern law enforcement.  This is certainly not an exhaustive list, and we hope it will as grow along with the website and our museum.

Some of the people are on the list because, like Henry and John Fielding of London, they acted on their belief in centralized response to crime, which formed a basis for Sir Robert Peel’s introduction of the Metropolitan Police Act in 1829. Some, like U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt, went on to greatness beyond their law enforcement career.   Others, such as Wyatt Earp, are interesting examples of the legend outreaching the man.

We endeavor to always credit sources by providing a link to the cite where we have gathered our information. Watch for our coming page with sources for additional reading.