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Police related websites and museums

Below, is a link to a list of websites that could help with researching your police family and the heritage of police forces around the world.


Here you will find websites on police museums, police historical associations and other resources.  Most sites are updated regularly and will benefit from further visits.


Should you know of a police related website that isn’t listed or if any link doesn’t work, please email  Thank you.

Armed Policing Museum


Queensland Police Museum


Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton, Ontario - Facebook

Ontario Provincial Police Museum, Canada

RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan

Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Vancouver Police Museum

Winnipeg Police Museum  -  Facebook


Cyprus Police Museum


German Police History Society / Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Polizeigeschichte e.V.:

Hong Kong Police Ancestors

Hong Kong Police Museum

India - National Police Museum

Ireland & Northern Ireland

Armagh County Museum

Garda Museum, Dublin

Irish Family History Centre

Northern Ireland Museum of Police Service

Royal Irish Constabulary Forum

Royal Irish Constabulary – Robert Curtis – History of

United Kingdom

Aviation Public Safety Association

Aviation and Police NewsPolice Aviation News

Bankfield Museum

Beamish Museum

Bedfordshire Police Museum

Bow Street Police Museum

Bow Street Police Station

Bow Street Runners – Historic UK

Bradford Police Museum

Braintree & Uttlesford Police 1840 - 1940.

Brampton Museum Collections, Newcastle

Brighton - Old Police Cells Museum

British Association of Women Police

British Police Helmets

British Police History

British Police On-line Museum

British Transport Police History Group

Buckinghamshire Constabulary

Cambridge Borough Police - 1865

Cambridgeshire Police History Notes March 1837 to May 1838

Cheshire Museum of Policing

City of London

Clifford Elmer Books - True crime bookseller

Coventry Police Museum

Crime and Punishment Collections Network (CaP) (partially funded through PHS grant)

Crime Writers Association

Derbyshire Police Collection

Devon and Cornwall Police Collection

Devonport Dockyard Police Museum

Essex Police Museum

Friends of the Metropolitan Police Heritage Charity

Gateshead Borough Police (1836-1968)

Glasgow Police Museum

Gloucestershire Police Archives

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Hampshire Constabulary History Society

Hampshire Police & Fire Heritage Trust

Herts Past Policing

History by the Yard

Humberside Police Records

Humberside Force Order No. 1

International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice

International Police Association, Section UK

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

Jewish Police Association

Judge's Lodging

Kent Police Museum

Last Chance to Read' Digital Collections

Lanarkshire Police Historical Society

Lancashire Police Museum

Lincolnshire Constabulary - 'Lincs to the past'

Liverpool City Police

Local History Online

Lutterworth Police Station and Magistrate's Court

Mango Books - True Crime and Police History bookseller

Manx National Heritage - police

Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund

Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre - Facebook page

Metropolitan Police History Society

Metropolitan Police Historic Vehicles Collection (Facebook page)

Metropolitan Police Museums

Metropolitan Women Police Association

Milton Keynes Museum

Mobile Police Museum

Museum of Cannock Chase

National Archives - start here

National Archives - visiting

National Association of Retired Police Officers

National Emergency Services Museum - Sheffield

National Justice Museum - Nottingham

National Police Officers Roll of Honour

Newarke Houses Museum - Leicester

Newcastle Museum and Art Gallery

North East Police History Society

Northamptonshire Archives Service.

Northern Constabulary Historical Display (Facebook page)

Orders and Medals Research Society

Peel Society

People's Collection Wales (police)

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Petersfield, Hampshire

Police Aviation News

Police Community

Police Federation of England & Wales

Police Insignia Collectors Association

Police Memorabilia Collectors Club

Police Roll Of Honour Trust

Police Superintendents’ Association

Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Reigate Borough Police Force

Ripon Prison and Police Museum

Rotherham County Borough Police

Royal Military Police Museum

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

South Wales Police Heritage Centre

South West Police Heritage Trust

St Fagans: National History Museum

St George's House, Northern Police Orphanage

Staffordshire Archives

Staffordshire County Museum

Staffordshire Pasttrack

Suffolk Constabulary Museum

Surrey Constabulary History

Tetbury Police Museum

Thames Police Museum

Thames Valley Police Museum

The Southern Provincial Police Orphanage

The True Crime Museum

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Wales - Peoples Collection

Wales - a virtual museum of Police in Wales via Facebook

Waltham Abbey Police Historical Collection

West Mercia Police Museum

West Midlands Police Museum - Birmingham

Wiltshire Police - can also be found here

Wiltshire Police - can be found here

Winchcombe Museum

Writing Police History

Worcestershire Police History

York Castle Museum


Venlo Police Museum

New Zealand

New Zealand Police Museum

New Zealand Beacon to Bravery


British South Africa Police

United Kingdom Branch of the Regimental Association


Police car museum


Cumnock Heritage Centre

Lanarkshire Police Historical Society

Lanarkshire Police Museum

Retired Police Officers’ Association Scotland

Scottish Police Medals

Scotland Yard

Association of ex-CID Officers of the Metropolitan Police

History by the Yard


Singapore Police Force - Police Heritage Centre


Police Museum (Stockholm)

United States

Alaska State Troopers Museum

Alcatraz East | Pigeon Forge Attractions | Things To Do In Pigeon Forge

Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum

Cleveland Police Historical Society Museum

Maryland State Police Museum, Pikesville

National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC

New York City Police Museum

Old Police Stories - Pensacola

San Diego County Sheriff's Museum

Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

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