The new UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire honours the courage and sacrifice of members of the UK Police Service who have dedicated their lives to protecting us. Dedication of the Memorial takes place on Wednesday, 28th July 2021. You will be able to watch the dedication ceremony on this site from midday on the 28th.

Learn more about the dedication ceremony here.

A note in your diary !

Sadly, due to Covid-19 restrictions the Trust is limited to the number of guests who can attend the dedication ceremony at the Arboretum on the 28th July. You can view the ceremony live and participate remotely by following the link that will be on our website.  Coverage starts from midday.

Since 1749 and the creation of the Bow Street Runners as the world first recognised police service, almost 5,000 men and women have given their lives to serve and protect our communities in the United Kingdom. The Memorial will be the first of its kind to bring together physical and digital elements that tell the stories of lives lost to UK policing.


Fundraising continues, to enable the completion of the digital memorial, an education experience for students and a living memorial fund to maintain the Memorial in perpetuity.