Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Police Records

 

GENERAL RECORDS

Police often appear as the prosecuting parties in court cases. See Court Records.

 

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. The correspondence is not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/justice-crime-and-law/police-correspondence-records-1853-1920

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - VICTORIAN PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS

This includes the following index to name entries:

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

NATIVE POLICE CORPS


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.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/aboriginal-victorians-1830s-1970s/native-police-corps-narre-warren

 

EMPLOYMENT RECORDS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES


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.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1999

 

VICTORIA

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.

 

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.

 

POLICE STATION AND WATCHHOUSE RECORDS

For the building records of police stations see Building Records.

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GISBORNE POLICE STATION, LETTER AND REPORT BOOK (PART OF VPRS 9)

This has been digitised.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/archive/VPRS9

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - RICHMOND COURTS, WATCHHOUSE CHARGE BOOK 1881-1884 (VPRS 1871)

This has been digitised.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/archive/VPRS6921

 

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:

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60672

 

POLICE GAZETTES

See Police Gazettes.

 

NEWSPAPERS

Police are often mentioned in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS


POLICE SERVICE MEDALS AND BRAVERY AWARDS

See Honours and Awards.

 

HONOUR ROLLS

 

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.

https://www.police.vic.gov.au/honour-roll

 

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.

http://npm.org.au/honour-roll/

 

VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM - VICTORIAN POLICE MEMBERS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR 1

https://www.policemuseum.vic.gov.au/anzac-commemorations

 

VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM - HONOUR ROLL OF VICTORIAN POLICE MEMBERS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR 1

https://www.policemuseum.vic.gov.au/anzac-commemorations

 

MEMORIALS

 

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.

https://www.police.vic.gov.au/national-police-remembrance-day-and-memorial

 

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.

http://npm.org.au/

 

MUSEUM

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.

https://www.policemuseum.vic.gov.au/

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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.

http://www.vicpolhistory.org.au/

 

 

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