Police History Project

  • {alt}

The police heritage project is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund. Our project partner is the Bradford Police Museum. 

This project is working to develop the historic police collections at both Ripon and Bradford. Work is underway to improve collections management practices and develop access to the wealth of material reflecting over 150 years of policing and criminal justice. 

May 2018:

A small touring display about police history has been rseearched by volunteers from Bradford and Ripon. It is currently on display at Masham Town and will be availabe to see until the end of the month befoe moving to Bradford for the next month of it's tour! 


20th June: Criminal Ancestors event - Ripon Library 11am - 1pm. 

 Details to follow...

Oral History Programme:

Did/do you work for the police in Yorkshire? Do you have memories you'd like to share? As part of this project we are interested in collecting oral histories from ex-police officers who can share their memories, experiences and reflect on what changes you may have witnessed over the years. If you'd like to be involved please contact Project Curator Esther Graham: [email protected] 


For all further information please contact Project Curator, Esther Graham : [email protected]