Kent Police Museum

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Kent Police Museum in 2008, at Chatham

The Kent Police Museum is located at Faversham Police Station in Kent, England. The museum was previously located within Chatham Dockyard.[1] In September 2015 it relocated to temporary accommodation at the Kent Police Headquarters in Maidstone, and moved to Faversham on 8 Dec 2016.[2] The museum is staffed by volunteers, and holds monthly events.

The museum includes displays on the history of the Kent County Constabulary which started in 1857. In all fourteen earlier police forces were amalgamated to form the force by 1943.

The museum's memorabilia collections include, uniforms, equipment, medals, photographs, scenes of crime evidence, and occurrence and charge books. Its collection was started in the 1960s and the museum was first opened in 1973.

The museum is home to the world's largest working padlock.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kent Police Museum". Culture24.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Kent Police Museum relocated". Archived from the original on 2016-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Chatham - Royal Dockyard Kent Police Museum World's Largest Padlock". Flickr. Retrieved 12 November 2016. [self-published source]

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Coordinates: 51°18′55″N 0°53′38″E / 51.3154°N 0.8940°E / 51.3154; 0.8940