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 info@policehistorysociety.com.  Thank you.

Armagh County Museum

Armed Policing Museum


Queensland Police Museum

Aviation Public Safety Association

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Bankfield Museum

Beamish Museum

Bedfordshire Police Museum

Bow Street Police Museum

Bow Street Police Station

Bow Street Runners – Historic UK

Bradford Police Museum

Brampton Museum Collections, Newcastle

Brighton - Old Police Cells Museum

British Police Helmets

British Police History

British Police On-line Museum

British Transport Police History Group

Buckinghamshire Constabulary


Hamilton, Ontario

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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


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


Cyprus Police Museum

Derbyshire Police Collection

Devon and Cornwall Police Collection

Devonport Dockyard Police Museum

Essex Police Museum

Friends of the Metropolitan Police Historical Charity

Gateshead Borough Police (1836-1968)

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

Glasgow Police Museum

Gloucestershire Police Archives

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Hampshire Constabulary History Society

Hampshire Police & Fire Heritage Trust

Herts Past Policing

Hong Kong Police Ancestors

Hong Kong Police Museum

Humberside Police Records

India - National Police Museum

International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice

International Police Association, Section UK


Garda Museum, Dublin

Irish Family History Centre

Royal Irish Constabulary

Royal Irish Constabulary Forum

Royal Irish Constabulary – Robert Curtis – History of

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

Judge's Lodging

Kent Police Museum

Last Chance to Read' Digital Collections

Lancashire Police Museum

Lincolnshire Constabulary - 'Lincs to the past'

Liverpool City Police

Local History Online

Manchester Victorian Police Stations

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 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

National Police Officers Roll of Honour


Venlo Police Museum

New Zealand Police Museum

New Zealand Beacon to Bravery

Newarke Houses Museum

Newcastle Museum and Art Gallery

North East Police History Society

Northern Constabulary Historical Display (Facebook page)

Northern Ireland Museum of Police Service

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

Retired Police Officers’ Association Scotland


British South Africa Police

United Kingdom Branch of the Regimental Association

Ripon Prison and Police Museum

Royal Military Police Museum

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum


Scottish Police Medals

Lanarkshire Police Historical Society

Lanarkshire Police Museum

Scotland Yard

Association of ex-CID Officers of the Metropolitan Police

History by the Yard


Singapore Police Force - Police Heritage Centre

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

Surrey Constabulary History


Police Museum (Stockholm)

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

United States

Alaska State Troopers Museum

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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

San Diego County Sheriff's Museum

Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum


Wales - Peoples Collection

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 Folk and Police Museum

Writing Police History

Worcestershire Police History

York Castle Museum