History of HAC Specials

In 1919, following a decision to increase the strength of the Metropolitan Police Reserve Force, the Home Secretary approached the HAC to form Division of Special Constabulary.  Some 150 members, mostly Great War veterans, rallied to the call and joined the Division. 

Following the outbreak of the Second World War the Detachment was integrated into G Division of the Metropolitan Police covering Shoreditch, and then later with Islington Division. 

Today, the Detachment forms part of the City of London Police and is an Active Unit of the HAC. Its administrative base continues to be at Armoury House.