International Police Museum
Welcome to the International Police Museum
Our purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret police culture, history, and heritage of police departments for the public; to foster mutual appreciation, understanding, and respect between police and the public they serve by way of education and demystification of law enforcement through presentations and displays of loaned and owned uniforms, equipment, and ephemera as outlined in the bylaws of the International Police Museum.
You are Invited to IPM’s Opening of Tillamook County & Oregon Law Enforcement Display
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 PM (National Police Week, May 12-18)
Tillamook County was formed in December of 1853 from portions of Yamhill and Clatsop Counties. Tillamook County covers about 1,125 square miles with a population of about 26,000. The first Sheriff, Obed Severence Thomas took office in April 1854. The county name, Tillamook, comes from the Native American name Killamook, reported to translate as, “land of many rivers”. Come learn about Oregon Law Enforcement from US Marshal Joe Meek (1848) to the present day. Light refreshments will be provided.