- This is an article about the modern-day location. For the police force and location as it was in the time of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, see Scotland Yard.
Scotland Yard, officially New Scotland Yard, is another name for the Metropolitan Police Service and is also the name of the building where it has its headquarters. The name derives from the location of the original Metropolitan Police headquarters at 4 Whitehall Place, which had a rear entrance on a street called Great Scotland Yard.
The Metropolitan Police Service is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the "square mile" of the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.
- "The number of comments on this post caused my blog to crash, so I've had to delete them. If you want to know what people had to say, visit Scotland Yard, where apparently a print-out is framed in the canteen."
- ―'Sherlock Holmes Baffled', The Blog of Dr John H. Watson
Sherlock Holmes often consults with the Scotland Yard police force on cases, acting under the unique title of consulting detective. The different police offices treat Sherlock with different levels of contempt; some simply unwilling to work with him, others, like Donovan, showing a dislike bordering on hatred by referring to him as a freak. Lestrade seems to be one of the only members of the police force who respects Sherlock.
- DI Greg Lestrade
- DI Hopkins
- DS Sally Donovan
- DI Dimmock
- DI Carter
- Chief Superintendent
- Philip Anderson (formerly)
New Scotland Yard has been mentioned on numerous occasions in Elementary. Sherlock Holmes worked here with his mentor Inspector Gareth Lestrade before his descent into drug taking and subsequent move into rehab and to New York.
Thomas Gregson mentions that after the 9/11 attacks he was sent over to London to observe how New Scotland Yard operate counter-terrorism, which is where he met Sherlock who was, at the time, working homicide.
In the season two premiere, Sherlock returns to London to work on a case that involves Lestrade.