This page is a guide for researchers into police history.  More websites are available at - 

If you are looking for the origin of a police whistle, please click here.

To learn more about whistles, why not take a look at the William Dowler & Sons Whistle Manufacturer History & Timeline by Avner Strauss.



For copies of Police Review and Parade Gossip

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​If you are looking for information about a

police officer’s service, please click on the image 

for a guide to tracing police ancestors.

Robert Curtis, The History of the Royal Irish Constabulary, 1871
Your Irish ancestry research may lead you to many unexpected resources worth exploring. One fascinating figure you may come across is Robert Curtis, a county inspector for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) during the 1800s.
In 1871, Curtis wrote a history of the force, now a valuable resource for understanding this vital part of Irish history. Read through our summary of this resource and its information, and find out how you can get your copy below.

For a world of legal intelligence visit v|LexJustis


All UK Police Services currently have their own web sites, which you can find by clicking here or below -


Northern Island




British Transport Police


Civil Nuclear Constabulary


Ministry of Defence Police


National Police Air Service  

Below you will find sections on police museums, police historical associations and other resources. Clicking on the appropriate link will take you to a list of relevant websites, where you will probably be able to navigate to other items of interest. Most sites are updated regularly and will repay further visits.

Police Museums

Police Collections

Police Resources Websites

Police-related Historical Societies and other bodies

Metropolitan Police Boxes

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