Rowan and Mayne limited constables' weapons to the truncheon , carried concealed until 1863.
Although practice varied between regions, apart from a period between 1884 and 1936, British police were allowed little more than a truncheon on routine patrol.
The truncheon , or baton, is a military commander's sign of office.
One driver was even found with a police truncheon in his car.
There they confronted the police; a police truncheon injured one teacher.
Ten policemen, waving truncheons a little too enthusiastically, have closed the road so that the dialogue can be recorded.
The deal was signed while hundreds of police armed with truncheons and riot equipment remained on standby outside the hotel.
He was taken to a police station where he was beaten with truncheons , punched and kicked.
Armed with truncheons and tear gas, police repeatedly attacked the 200,000 demonstrators who had come from all over the world to protest the summit proceedings.
Until 1857, New York City police found truncheons sufficient.