The South West Police Heritage Trust is a charity formed in October 2016, which aims to preserve and provide access to the Historic Collections of Devon and Cornwall Police.

Our unique heritage collection remains in store at Okehampton Police Station, and access to the public is limited. The collection has been growing since the 1970s but, until the setting up of the new Trust, there has never been an opportunity to explore fully the alternative ways in which it could be opened up to the public and remain sustainable and relevant into the future. In establishing the Trust we are working hard to ensure that this unique new charity achieves the following:

  • is robust and financially sustainable,
  • is enabled to thrive in the years ahead as an important player in the South West’s heritage resources
  • reaches out to a wider community interested in policing, citizenship and community welfare.