The Glasgow Police Museum

The Glasgow Police Museum .... a police force was established in Glasgow many years before the Metropolitan Police.... (Col. Kinloch, HMIC (Scotland) 1859

Delighted to announce that the Glasgow Police Museum won their category at the Creative Oceanic Glasgow Awards last nigh...
18/06/2019

Delighted to announce that the Glasgow Police Museum won their category at the Creative Oceanic Glasgow Awards last night for Best day out. We were contending with the Science Museum,Scottish Football Museum and the St Mungo Museum to name but a few. Our Curator Alastair Dinsmor is on holiday and one of our committee Alistair Morrison and his wife attended to receive the award.

The Glasgow Awards 2019The Museum has been shortlisted for one of the Categories (A Good Day Out) in the Glasgow Awards ...
05/06/2019

The Glasgow Awards 2019
The Museum has been shortlisted for one of the Categories (A Good Day Out) in the Glasgow Awards 2019 thanks to the high number of nominations which we received from the public.
The prestigious award ceremony will be held on the 17th June 2019 at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel

Delighted to say that after a years hard work we have achieved Museum Accreditation!
11/10/2018

Delighted to say that after a years hard work we have achieved Museum Accreditation!

This is our Curator, Alastair Dinsmor with his MBE he was recently presented with by Prince William at Buckingham Palace...
22/11/2016

This is our Curator, Alastair Dinsmor with his MBE he was recently presented with by Prince William at Buckingham Palace. Well done Alastair and very well deserved!

Britains First Police DogsIn February 1910 Major E.H.Richardson of Harrow wrote to all Chief Constables suggesting the u...
14/01/2015

Britains First Police Dogs

In February 1910 Major E.H.Richardson of Harrow wrote to all Chief Constables suggesting the use of dogs by the police.

On 13 May 1910, the Corporation of Glasgow, on the advice of the Chief Constable, ordered four dogs from Major Richardson at a total cost of £21.

Major Richardson's cross bred dog called 'The Executive' (Airedale/Collie/Retrievers), was trained to detect persons hiding in gardens, protect the beat constable from attack and assist him to catch the criminal.

Two of the dogs arrived on the 28 June 1910, and the photograph shows Sergeant Robert Glen with one of the dogs in the Central Police Office yard. The two other dogs arrived the following day.

They were posted to Kelvinside (Maryhill Division) and Pollokshields (Queen's Park Division) where housebreakings, some of which had been very violent, were a problem at the time.

The dogs continued to be used for several years, but by the 1920's there were no dogs in service with the Glasgow Police. A Specialist Dog Branch was later established by the Glasgow Police in 1954, which was the nucleus of the Strathclyde Police Dog Branch in 1975 and has operated within Police Scotland since it was established in 2013

18/09/2013

This weekend Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd 2013 is Glasgow Doors Open Day and as usual we will be open both days so feel free to please come along!

The Glasgow Police Museum's cover photo
18/09/2013

The Glasgow Police Museum's cover photo

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18/09/2013

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