Friends of the Metropolitan Police Historical Collection

Welcome to Metropolitan Police Heritage

The Friends is a group of like minded people seeking to promote and preserve the history of the Metropolitan Police Service and its service to London since 1829.  It is an independent community group that works alongside the staff at the Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre. 

The core activities of the Friends are to:

  • promote the acquisition and conservation of artefacts related to the Metropolitan Police Service;
  • facilitate and carry out research on policing London 1829 to present day;
  • advise family and local historians interested in police activities and police ancestors; for more information see our Met Police Family History page via the Met Police History page.
  • Act as a gateway to volunteer activities to these ends.

We wish to reflect the long and distinguished history of the Metropolitan Police Service and will continue to gather artefacts, written material and other items of police history to add to the Met Collection. Together we can support the on-going development of the Collection. The Friends provides varied and expert advice to the Collection and enquirers. Our membership aims to engage the wider public in the heritage of the Metropolitan Police Service and, with them, seek to secure the future of the Collection and all its related heritage activities.  The Friends are also working closely with the Mayor's Office to secure a permanent Metropolitan Police Museum in London.

All donations towards the costs of our website, finding aids, oral history project and artefact purchases are very welcome and can be made via BACS at: sort 09.01.54, account 94027088, or by cheque payable to FoMPHC posted to 12 Little Aston Road, Romford, RM3 0SP.  We are now a Registered Charity, Number 1167839, and would appreciate it if you would complete the Gift Aid Form and send it with your donation.

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