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“Great piece of San Diego's history !”

San Diego Police Museum
Ranked #260 of 435 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: This museum, reflecting the history of San Diego's police department, opened in February of this year. It has a wonderful collection of artifacts dating from the late 1800's to the present. Vintage photos, badges, uniforms, clothing, police equipment, journals, letters, books... literally anything & everything related to law enforcement in San Diego. The SDPD Museum contributes an educational and nostalgic representation of the history of law enforcement in our city. Helpful docents are available to answer questions, or you can take a self-guided tour. Photography is permitted, and there is a nice gift shop on premises, as well as onsite free parking. The museum was put into effect by the SanDiego Police Historical Association, and has been in our local news as our city's newest historical contribution.
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“Great piece of San Diego's history !”
Reviewed 20 August 2009

I visited the Museum earlier this year, and was greatly impressed at the collection of artifacts, memorabilia, displays and information. You can take a trip back in time, viewing all the journals, books, photographs and equipment used by the SDPD from its early beginnings to the present. Authentic and vintage, the items give the visitor a real insight to how far law enforcement has come. The dispatch/switchboard unit from the 1960's or 70's is so small and basic compared to the sophisticated high-tech methods used now. The collection of badges, uniforms, firearms is really extensive. Highly educational, this museum offers everyone from school-age youngsters, to vintage collectors a wonderful piece of law enforcement history. There is a nice gift shop, and helpful, friendly docents to answer questions; or you can take a self-guided tour, as I did. The entrance fee is by donation, and parking on-site is no problem.

Please do visit this wonderful Museum and linger awhile among these fine displays of SDPD's history, you will not be disappointed.

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