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Metropolitan Police Act 1839

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VIIIAdditional Constables may be appointed at the Cost of Individuals.

And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Police, if they shall think fit, on the Application of any Person or Persons showing the Necessity thereof, to appoint and swear any additional Number of Constables to keep the Peace at any Place within the Metropolitan Police District, at the Charge of the Person or Persons by whom the Application shall be made, but subject to the Orders of the said Commissioners, and for such Time as they shall think fit; and every such Constable shall have all the Powers, Privileges, and Duties of other Constables belonging to the Metropolitan Police Force : Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the Person or Persons on whose Application such Appointment shall have been made, upon giving One Calendar Month's Notice in Writing to the Commissioners, to require that the Constables so appointed shall be discontinued, and thereupon the Commissioners shall discontinue such additional Constables; and all Monies received on account of any such additional Constables shall be paid to the Receiver of the Metropolitan Police, and shall be accounted for by him in like Manner as other Monies receivable by him.

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