Police historical collection

Historical image of policemen

The collection covers the history of policing in the district from 1800 to 2001. It focuses on the former Metropolitan Police J Division, including information on horse patrol, local courts, Police Stations, the Royal Gunpowder Factory Police and officers at Waltham Abbey station. There are photos, documents and artefacts from the Waltham Abbey Police Historical Collection and the Waltham Abbey Historical Society.

We have compiled a number of photographs and archive resources for the police collections, which you can download using the links below:







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