South Wales Police Museum

South Wales Police Museum

The Museum was founded in 1950 by the Deputy Chief Constable of the Glamorgan Constabulary, Mr Edward Ronald Baker.

A keen historian, Baker felt that the heritage and traditions of the force were being lost and subsequently this was leading to a loss of identity and pride among serving police officers.

Baker’s quick thinking meant the police artefacts from the Glamorgan force that we see around us here, escaped the destruction of those in other forces as storage space became scarce.

Over time the collection held at the museum has grown exponentially and not includes items from each of the predecessor forces, which include the Swansea, Merthyr and Cardiff Constabularies.

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