Toronto #22: The Police and the City

In the early days of Toronto, every fit man was expected to put in a few nights on watch duty. It wasn’t until 1834 that police officers were officially appointed and the Metropolitan Police Force established. Stories include the evolution of uniforms and horse-drawn paddy wagons, the capture of the infamous Boyd Gang, and how pain-staking detective work solved Hit & Run accidents. The success of the Hold Up Squad made this, one of the oldest police forces in the world, the envy of other jurisdictions. See the Toronto 175 category for more episodes and information.

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