Plaque: Marine Police
Erection date: 1998
Primus Omnium. Founded 1798. For over 200 years police have patrolled the River Thames from this site.
Stepney Historical Trust, 1998.
The Latin motto "Primus Omnium" translates as "first of all", referring to the fact that the Marine Police was established over 30 years before the Metropolitan Police (yah, boo) and was the first police unit in the world.
Site: Marine Police (1 memorial)
E1, Wapping High Street, 98-100
On the wall above the plaque are: the crest of the Metropolitan Police, and "Metropolitan Police - Marine Policing Unit".
Ediths Streets tells us that this 1910 building is by John Dixon Butler. For an architectural adventurous building see the 1973 River Police Boatyard, a short distance to the west.