This collection consists of registers of pensions awarded to Metropolitan Police officers who retired or resigned from the force between 1852 and 1932, and who were granted, or who (after 1890) qualified for, a police pension.
The records in this collection include personal information about the officer and you may find a place of birth, marital status, parents and next of kin, service details, and from 1923, details of spouse (date of birth and place of their marriage).
The entries in the volumes are arranged in order of pension number, which generally corresponds to the date of resignation although in some instances this chronological order has not been strictly followed. The pension numbering system was altered periodically and reflects administrative changes within the Pensions Branch.
Be sure to scroll to the right when viewing an image to see all the information for each record contained within the volumes.