Police Box

Local namePolice Box
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

A police box is a public telephone kiosk or callbox for the use of members of the police, or for members of the public to contact the police. It was used in the United Kingdom throughout the 20th century from the early 1920s. Unlike an ordinary callbox, its telephone was located behind a hinged door so it could be used from the outside, and the interior of the box was, in effect, a miniature police station for use by police officers to read and fill in reports, take meal breaks and even temporarily hold detainees until the arrival of transport.

Police boxes predate the era of mobile telecommunications; nowadays members of the British police carry two-way radios and mobile phones rather than relying on fixed kiosks. Most boxes are now disused or have been withdrawn from service.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_box

Official website http://www.policeboxes.co.uk/police-boxes-today.html

Address Earl's Court Road 236

Coordinates 51°29'31.443" N -0°11'34.606" E

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