GIBRALTAR – A CROWN COLONY

By 22/01/2019

1830

The British government changes the status of Gibraltar from The town and garrison of Gibraltar to the Crown Colony of Gibraltar. Thus, the responsibility for its administration is transferred from the War Office to the new Colonial Office.

 

Legal institutions and the Gibraltar Police Force were established.

 

The Royal Gibraltar Police, previously the Gibraltar Police Force is the oldest police force in the Commonwealth of Nations outside of the United Kingdom, having been formed just nine months after Sir Robert Peel founded the Metropolitan Police in London.