Hamilton Police Historical Society & Museum

2023 Annual Membership – Please Join

Please join the Hamilton Police Museum to help us preserve 190 years of police history in Hamilton. As a not-for-profit organization since 2019, we rely on memberships and donations to operate the museum, manage and restore police artifacts and participate in community engagements. The Hamilton Police Museum is located at 314 Wilson St. E., Ancaster in the historic Tisdale House (circa 1825) and is managed by a volunteer Board of HPS Retirees along with the HPS Historian, Constable Dave Kerkhof.

Good news! – the $20.00 membership can be paid via E-Transfer to our *NEW* email address:  hpsmuseum@gmail.com  

 * The E-Transfer Question is:  Where is the museum located?  Answer: Ancaster

 * Payment can also be made via cheque – please refer to the attached Membership Form for details. 

Our 2021 Annual Report  highlights 100 years of motorcycle patrol, the marine unit and the Hamilton Police Association.  Have a look – you may recognize your colleagues!   

We look forward to welcoming you to the re-opening of the museum later this year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at hpshistorian@gmail.com


P.C. Dave Kerkhof

President, Hamilton Police Historical Society and Museum Inc.  

Since 1833


This website is designed to engage members of the community who are interested in learning about the history of the Hamilton Police Service and our former municipalities. Be sure to check our many photos and explore our different albums. It is our intention to create a virtual museum to explore our history. We hope you enjoy our website or better yet… drop by for a visit.

Click here to find us.

Hamilton Police

Historical Society & Museum

If you have photos, stories or memorabilia that you would like to share, please email us at:

  • hpshistorian@gmail.com
  • historian@hamiltonpolice.on.ca
314 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B9