CaP Featured Collections

Essex Police Museum

The Essex Police Museum collection began with a couple of officers who were passionate about preserving the history of policing in Essex. Gradually the collection evolved and grew, and in 1992 a Charity was set up to house and care for it. We now have over 25,000 items going right back to the founding of the Borough Forces in 1836 and the County Force in 1840.

We aim to expand public knowledge and awareness of the history of our police force by collecting, preserving and displaying original historic material. The museum and collection are available for school visits, group visits, outreach work and community events – email us to enquire. We are also open every Saturday, 10am-4pm, with free entry.

Highlights include:

The shoes of Camille Holland, murdered for her money in 1898.

The 1970s crime scene

You can find CaP’s previous Collections of the Month on the pages below. If you would like your collection to be featured please contact us