Sir Robert Peel, PM
Person Male Born 5/2/1788 Died 2/7/1850
MP and Prime Minister in the 1830s and 40s. Reorganised the London police force and hence gave rise to the expressions "Peelers" and "Bobbies" for the police. He based the new structure on that of the City of London Police, which carried on as a separate force. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition, 1851.
2nd baronet. Born at Chamber Hall, Bury, Lancashire. Son of Sir Robert Peel, also a politician. Died at his home at Whitehall Gardens, following a fall from a horse on Constitution Hill.
There is another statue outside the Hendon Police College, NW9, and one, in a very similar pose, in Leeds.