South West Police Heritage Trust

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Collections held:

Dates: 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

The South West Police Heritage Trust (charity number 1168731) was set up in 2016 to take on the ownership and running of the Historic Collections of Devon & Cornwall Police. Until October 2016 this is what our collection and archive was known as; it was also centrally owned and run by Devon & Cornwall Police until this time.

(Due to relocate before Easter 2019)

There are about 15,000 entries for objects, archives, photographs and books on the cataloguing system but a collections audit is currently under way.

Academics and researchers can access the collection by appointment – Mondays or Wednesdays.

The most important volumes and registers have been digitised and will shortly be available via Devon Family History Society.

Exeter Road, Okehampton EX20 1NN

Contact: hilary.bracegirdle@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

Not pertaining to our archive as an independent charity, but several books concern the history of Devon & Cornwall Police that utilise our archives and reference our photographs, including:

“Policing the Westcountry” by Mark Rothwell, 2016

“Policing the Peninsula” by Simon Dell, 2000

Who can access the collection?

Public (by appointment only)

How big is the collection?

Documents: Unknown
Photographs: Unknown
Objects: Unknown
Artwork: Unknown
Books/journals/magazines: Unknown