National Police Museum
The National Police Museum is situated in the ground floor of the CBI Headquarters within the CGO Complex located in Block No. 4 on Lodi Road in New Delhi. It is easily reachable by local auto rickshaws, taxis and Metro link with Central Secretariat as the nearest metro station to de-board. The museum was established in 1991 with the purpose to showcase all objects and methods used by the Indian as well as International Police Forces to combat crime and hence attract all those curious minds to this nodal centre of all the Police organisations.
The museum provides all visitors a glimpse into the tough world of the Police Organisations that depicts their skills and technique along with the entire process of Investigative methods applied by them to capture criminals. The items displayed in this museum ranges from ancient to modern periods acquired from all the States and the Central Police Forces of India and Abroad like weapons, accessories, photographs and other significant documents that have assisted the Police in capturing criminals. On display is an array of objects of crime, forged documents, articles, notes and rare photographs of utmost importance seized by the Police Forces from captured criminals.
The National Police Museum also exhibits all the ancient and new modern technologies that are being used by the Police Forces worldwide ranging from latest scientific methods and utilities acquired by the crime bureau's State and Central Forensic Science Laboratory Department and Finger Print Bureau. It also introduces visitors to the challenging assignments faced by the Police when they are encountering criminals and later the steps and difficulties they undergo when prosecuting these criminals. All documents like FIRs, Case Studies, weapons and other harmful items captured by the Police Forces are also seen on display.
Apart from the ground floor, the museum officials announced their decision in mid-2003 to convert the first floor of the building as an extension of the existing National Police Museum. In this section the Police Department plans to display all the arms and ammunition, intriguing letters, historical and interesting Police Files and Ancient and New Police Uniforms worn by all the Police Officials with their respective ranks and medals. A Double-barrel gun will be the pride of this museum which was presented by Pundit Jawahar Lal Nehru to the Delhi Police in 1961 and another interesting aspect will be a historical document in possession of the Delhi Police dating back to 1904 and numerous antiquities that the museum officials plan to showcase to the public that will help to educate and exchange information with all visitors about the life and works of the Police Force that would no longer remain as a mystery to anyone.
Tourists can visit the Police Museum between 1000 hours and 1700 hours (10:00 am - 05:00 pm) on all days except on all Saturdays, Sundays and National Gazetted Holidays. The Entry into the Museum is free and tourist can capture their favourite gallery sections within their cameras but only after special permission is obtained from the administrative authorities of this museum.