Police Museums

In line with Maria Kiriakova

about Museums in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Police museums preserve the rich history of law enforcement and educate the public about the role of police in the society. It is not known how many exist in the world. Fire museums, for comparison, are organized into the Fire Museum Network and number slightly more than 200 in the United States of America and Canada, but there is no equivalent organization for police museums. Police museums differ in size as well as scope: Some occupy just a room in a police department, some are housed in designated buildings on several floors, but all of them grew out of personal collections of police memorabilia. The oldest known police museum is The Crime Museum at Scotland Yard. In 1874, Inspector Neame came up with the idea to use items seized at crime scenes for practical training on how to detect and prevent burglary.

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