Honouring those who lost their lives serving and protecting communities across the UK
Since 1749 and the creation of the Bow Street Runners as the world’s first recognised Police Service, more than 4,000 men and women have given their lives to serve and protect our communities in the United Kingdom. Losses in British colonial and other UK administered forces overseas number as many as a further 1,000.
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The vision for the new UK Police Memorial is to pay tribute to the United Kingdom’s Police Service and to honour the dedication, courage and sacrifice of its members who have given their lives to serve and protect our communities through:
The new UK Police Memorial at the National Arboretum will honour the fallen and pay tribute to the sacrifice of those police officers who have served and continue to do so. It is expected to be completed by 2019. THE MEMORIAL
Making the most of digital technologies, the new UK Police Memorial will also be an interactive space, bringing to life the personal stories behind the names of the fallen. There will also be educational resources. THE DIGITAL MEMORIAL
The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust will help to provide a living memorial, working alongside the families of the fallen in partnership with other caregiving organisations, recognising their sacrifice and loss. THE LIVING MEMORIAL