Police History in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Police History

The British Police Helmet

Contains photographs from the author's extensive personal collection of police helmets and insignia.

Friends of the Metropolitan Police Historical collection

A group with an interest in London's police and criminal justice heritage, and assist in cataloguing and conserving the collection. Includes a substantial collection of resources derived from their research. https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheMetropolitanPoliceHistoricalCollection

Gateshead Police

Features extensive articles and photographs on the history of Gateshead Police.

The Glasgow Police Museum

The museum of Britain's first Police Force, founded in 1800; includes a history and resources, a guide to their collections, and location details.

Hampshire Constabulary History Society

Contains timelines, famous cases and personal stories and photographs from the history of the Hampshire constabulary.

History by the Yard

Provides historical information about Scotland Yard and the Metropolitan Police, including famous cases.

International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing, and Justice

A research unit in the Open University focused on criminal justice history; includes information about current research projects, events diary, information about their archives, and a collection of online study courses and resources.

Police History Society

Offering information on the publications and annual conference of this society which focuses on the history of the police force.

Police Insignia Collectors Association of Great Britain

Offers information on meetings and swaps, plus a messageboard.

Police Orders

Comprehensive Metropolitan police orders database, with records from the start of the Metropolitan Police in 1829 to the end of the second world war in 1945. Assists family historians trace records of those who served in this force.

St. George's House Northern Police Orphanage

Provides a historical record of the life and activities of the orphan children of St George's House, Harrogate, all of whom came from families of Police officers. Includes extensive photographs and reunion information.

Surrey Constabulary

Offers a detailed history of the Surrey Constabulary, with photographs and memories.

Thames Police

Offers a detailed history of the Thames river police, plus information on the small museum, open by appointment only, located in Wapping Police Station.

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