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The Winnipeg Police Museum is located in the Winnipeg Police Training Academy and displays many artifacts relating to the history of the Winnipeg Police Force dating from its beginning in 1874 to the present. The archives of the museum contain many of the old records that also date back into the 1880's.

There are displays of early equipment such as handcuffs and weapons as well as old books with handwritten entries. The early police identification camera is displayed along with "mug shots" of criminals and the glass negatives that the pictures were made from.

The famous Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 is remembered with pictures and a number of batons, armbands and badges issues to the "Special Constables" who were quickly hired to replace the dismissed constables for the duration of the strike.

The display about Earle 'The Strangler' Nelson will have visitors realize that Winnipeg was once terrorized by a serial sex killer from the United States who was responsible for the deaths of many women across North America until he was captured in Manitoba and met his own fate in Winnipeg.

Early equipment for the special units have been saved so visitors are able to see the original bomb suits as well as the first shield, x-ray machine and bomb robot. Early traffic equipment is also displayed with the first style of radar and later models.

The largest artifact on display in the museum is a 1925 REO Police Patrol Wagon which is more commonly known as a "Paddy Wagon" and was used to convey prisoners by the Winnipeg Police Department from 1925 to 1930. Conducted tours can be arranged during the day and on some occasions in the early evening.

 

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