Catalogue description Metropolitan Police: Registered Files, Crime (CR Series)

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Details of MEPO 26
Reference: MEPO 26
Title: Metropolitan Police: Registered Files, Crime (CR Series)

The records in this series consist of registered files relating to criminal investigations by the Metropolitan Police. The files consist primarily of papers relating to individual cases. Those selected for preservation show the development of policing techniques and procedures, changes in policy and other issues relating to the investigation of crime by the Metropolitan Police Service. Notable major cases are also preserved.

Some pieces contain photographs and plans.

Date: 1954-1998

All registered files bearing a letter specific prefix from 1969 onwards are now grouped together and accessioned into separate MEPO series for each prefix. Files registered prior to this change may be found in MEPO 2 and MEPO 3

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 446 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Metropolitan Police Office , from 2000

Selection and destruction information: This series has been raised to accommodate records with the prefix letters CR created from 1969 onwards, following the merger of the offices of the Commissioner and the Receiver which came into operation on 1 April 1968. Much of the revised numbering system remained the same as that in use since 1940, with the exception that all files now had the addition of a two letter prefix which indicated the broad subject matter covered (eg LB = land and buildings, TR = transport).
Accruals: Series is accruing

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