Police Artifacts: DPH Foundation is always interested in obtaining or in knowing the whereabouts of period uniforms, equipment, badges, tools of the trade and unusual items (e.g. paddy wagon exhaust whistle, cell block lock, dispatcher microphone, etc.).
If the location of both large and small items are known (i.e. old uniforms, police three-wheelers, reconditioned patrol cars, etc.) then when exhibits are staged, DPHF can contact the owners to see if they might allow their temporary display. Police items that are 50 years or older are considered artifacts. It's hard to believe that items from earlier than 1990, for example, are now over 25 years old and will be "artifacts" in less than another 25 years. Even items from the 1990s need to be preserved for the future.
In order to continue its effort, donations of pictures, documents and "three dimensional" items are very much welcomed. Information about the whereabouts of old police vehicles, call boxes and other items would be appreciated. In either case, please let us know.