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Time Line 1990 - 2000

1990 Riot in Trafalgar Square mirrors the 1887 riot in the same location.
rioters in Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Riot

1991 Sector Policing introduced, involving a team of officers with a continuing responsibility for the same small community area or sector.    

1992 First 5 year Corporate Strategy published in February.    

1993 Sir Peter Imbert retires, and is replaced as Commissioner by Sir Paul Condon.

Operation Bumblebee introduced on the 1 June and has a considerable impact on burglary in the capital.

The Charter is launched in September, defining the role of the Police and public expectation.

Sir Paul Condon

Sir Paul Condon

1994 Metropolitan Police Service key objectives established for the first time by the Government, plus key performance indicators.    

1995 Metropolitan Police Committee formed on 1 April.

Crime Report Information System (CRIS) introduced. It revolutionises the means of recording crimes.


1996 'The London Beat' published.

The MPS launches its Website at www.met.police.uk. Click here to find out more about this website.


1997 Installation of N.A.F.I.S. the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System.    

1998 The Metropolitan Police launch the Policing Diversity Strategy in response to the majority of issues raised into the Inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence. The aim is to provide better protection to ethnic communities from racial and violent crime and demonstrate fairness in every aspect of policing.    

1999 The handling of the Greek Embassy siege demonstrates the professionalism of the Metropolitan Police Service.    

2000 Sir Paul Condon retires and is replaced as Commissioner by Sir John Stevens.
Sir John issues his Policing Pledge for Londoners

2004 Wednesday 29 September was an historic day as the Met celebrated 175 years of policing London.    

2005 Sir Ian Blair becomes Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police