Sindh Police Museum
The Sindh Police Museum is located in Karachi East District, Sindh, Pakistan. It is a new addition to the city’s museums, with a soft launch in 2017. The museum aims to bridge the trust deficit between citizens and the police force by showcasing the history of one of the oldest modern police forces in the world. It is located inside the Garden Police compound and is housed in the oldest building, built in the 1860s, with evidence shown by the Mangalore tiles with a date stamp of 1865.
The museum has a photo gallery that showcases rare photos of people related to the Sindh police, including Bartle Frere and the first Muslim ASP of police. There are also photos of graduating batches from the early 19th century. On the ground floor, there is a small collection of vintage guns and information about the history of the mounted and rural police forces which helped maintain order in rural areas.
The first floor showcases the evolution of Sindh Police uniforms and displays police orders of historical significance, including the posting order of Charles Martson and a police security order from 1844 issued for maintaining security during Muharram in Karachi. There are also preserved artifacts such as administration, census, and other reports. In one corner, there is a display of various communication equipment that has been used by the Sindh Police over the last century. The museum also displays a collection of medals issued at various critical historical events. Historical reports have been collected from various other departments such as Sindh Archives.