Police often appear as the prosecuting parties in court cases. See Courts.
Also see Criminals.
Police usually investigated and gave evidence as to the cause of death at inquests and coronial inquiries. See Inquests and Coronial Inquiries.
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - POLICE CORRESPONDENCE RECORDS 1853-1920 (VPRS 937)
These are the inward correspondence to the Chief Commissioner of Police and they are arranged by police district. There were about 20 police districts in Victoria. This is a finding aid for police correspondence records. The records are not online.
GEELONG AND DISTRICT WEBSITE - GEELONG DISTRICT: VICTORIAN POLICE, INWARD REGISTERED CORRESPONDENCE 1852-1894 (VPRS 937)
These have been indexed into the Geelong and District Database.
GEELONG AND DISTRICT WEBSITE - SUBJECT INDEX-VICTORIAN POLICE, INWARD REGISTERED CORRESPONDENCE GEELONG REGION DISTRICTS 1852-1894 (VPRS 937)
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - VICTORIAN PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS
This includes the following index to name entries:
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - NATIVE POLICE CORPS, NARRE WARREN 1845-1853 (VPRS 90)
This series consist of one journal of day to day activities of the Native Police Corps, Narre Warren.
ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, REGISTERS OF POLICE EMPLOYMENT, 1847-1885
These registers are provided in association with State Records Authority of NSW. This is a registry of police officers appointed in New South Wales from 1847 to 1885.
VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM - VICTORIA POLICE RECORDS OF CONDUCT AND SERVICE 1855-1989
The Museum holds the records of conduct and service for Victoria Police from 1855 to 1989. Records dating to 1956 have been digitized. Records of conduct and service detail the particulars of a police officer's career during their employment with Victoria Police. The records include personal details, information on rank, where the officer was stationed and comments from superior officers. These are not online.
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - VICTORIA POLICE EMPLOYMENT
These include muster rolls (a chronological, monthly list of officers in attendance and their duties), information on appointments, promotions, resignations, retirements and salaries. This is a finding aid for Victoria Police employment. The records are not online.
VICTORIAN POLICE GAZETTES - POLICE EMPLOYMENT
The appointment, promotion, resignation and discharge of police officers are reported in police gazettes. Additional information may include dates of birth, marital status, and where stationed. See Police Gazettes.
VICTORIA POLICE GAZETTE 23 JANUARY 1913 - LIST OF OFFICERS, SUB-OFFICERS AND CONSTABLES IN ORDER OF THEIR RANK AND SENIORITY ON IST JANUARY 1913
This includes name, date of birth, date of joining Victoria Police, date of promotion to present rank, and station. See Police Gazettes.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - LIST OF CHIEF CONSTABLES, DISTRICT CONSTABLES, POLICE CADETS, AND POLICE OFFICERS IN VICTORIA: 1836-1907 BY THOMAS O'CALLAGHAN (BOOK)
This may be viewed online.
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GISBORNE POLICE STATION, LETTER AND REPORT BOOK 1853-1857 (PART OF VPRS 9)
This has been digitised.
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - RICHMOND COURTS, WATCHHOUSE CHARGE BOOK 1881-1884 (VPRS 1871)
This has been digitised.
ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, SELECTED TRIAL BRIEF AND CORRESPONDENCE REGISTERS AND OTHER IMAGES, 1837-1993
These are provided by Public Record Office Victoria. These records are not indexed but can be browsed by description and range. They include:
GEELONG AND DISTRICT WEBSITE - POLICE RECORD INDEXES
The following police records have been indexed into the Geelong and District Database:
For the building records of police stations see Public Works.
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GOVERNMENT BUILDING PHOTOGRAPHS 1926-1965 (VPRS 10516)
This series includes photographs created by the Department of Public Works between 1926 and 1965. The photographs include state primary schools, state secondary schools, state colleges, public hospitals, courthouses, police stations, prisons and bridges. Also included are Victorian public buildings and some interstate public buildings. This is a finding aid for government buildings.
POLICE SERVICE MEDALS AND BRAVERY AWARDS
VICTORIA POLICE - HONOUR ROLL
The Honour Roll is in memory of Victorian police officers who paid the ultimate price servicing the community. It commemorates all members who died on duty, including officers before the establishment of Victoria Police in 1853.
NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL, CANBERRA - HONOUR ROLL
The Honour Roll is in memory of Australian Police Officers who have been killed on duty or have died as a result of their duties since the advent of policing in Australia.
VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM - VICTORIAN POLICE MEMBERS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR 1
VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM - HONOUR ROLL OF VICTORIAN POLICE MEMBERS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR 1
VICTORIA POLICE MEMORIAL, MELBOURNE
Opened in 2002, the Victoria Police Memorial situated in Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne, stands as a dedication and constant reminder of the service provided by those brave men and women who have been killed in the line of duty.
NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL, CANBERRA
The Memorial was completed and dedicated on 29 September 2006. The Memorial pays tribute to Australian Police Officers who have been killed on duty or have died as a result of their duties since the advent of policing in Australia and to recognise the unique nature of police service and the dangers that police face in their daily pursuits. The National Police Memorial is located in Kings Park on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to Aspen Island and the National Carrillion.
See Police Gazettes.
Police are often mentioned in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - RESEARCHING YOUR ANCESTORS OCCUPATIONS: POLICE
This lists resources held by the state library relating to police. They include police manuals; a number of these are online.
VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM, MELBOURNE
The museum holds Ned Kelly artefacts, Victoria Police records of conduct and service, photographs, a history of policing, technology and forensic evidence.
VICTORIAN POLICE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The aims of the Society are a) to promote and encourage the study of police history, particularly within Victoria; b) to assist in the preservation of artefacts and records of police history in Victoria; and c) to support the work of the Victoria Police Museum and that of the Blue Ribbon Foundation.
Applications for licences under the provisions of the Private Agents Act 1966 were required to advertised in the Victorian Government Gazette. These include commercial agents, commercial sub-agents, process servors, inquiry agents, guard agents and watchmen. See Victorian Government Gazettes.
VICTORIA POLICE - REGISTER OF LICENCE, REGISTRATION AND PERMIT HOLDERS
The Register of Licence, Registration and Permit Holders is a public register of persons and businesses licensed and/or registered to carry out activities under the Private Security Act 2004. These include crowd controllers, security guards, bodyguards, investigators, private security trainers, security advisers and security equipment installers.