The Superintendents will take the greatest care that nothing is permitted, either by noise at relief hours, or by any irregularity or want of cleanliness in the Station house, or neighbourhood of it, which may justly give cause of complaint or annoyance of the inhabitants of the vicinity.Source: Metropolitan Police. Instructions Orders &c. &c. 1836. London: W. Clowes & Sons.
March 10, 2012
The more things change... March 10, 1830
When I was a cop, we got a memo stating the mayor's young daughter thought we had a dirty parking lot. The best response (from Gotti, naturally) implied something that would definitely be illegal, even with consent. Reminds me of this: