This page is a guide for researchers into police history.

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.

Police Review and Parade Room Gossip

Metropolitan Police Boxes

If you are looking for information about a police officer’s service, please 

click here for a guide to tracing police ancestors.

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 


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

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