The Northern Territory Police Museum and Historical Society (NTPMHS) is committed to encouraging engagement with and appreciation of the Territory's history of police and crime for present and future generations by conserving, interpreting and managing items of significance.
The NTPMHS produces exhibitions and manages an extensive archive and collection.
The museum is not open to the public without an appointment.
History of the NTPMHS
In 1995 the Northern Territory Historical Society Incorporated formed with
Mr. Peter Young as the inaugural President. After a short suspension it formed again in May 2000 and was renamed the Northern Territory Police Museum and Historical Society Incorporated (NTPMHS).
The society has members in the Northern Territory, interstate and overseas, and a small but active volunteer group who assist with the conservation and preservation of police history, whether it be physical objects, photographs, documents, records, voice recordings or electronic files. The NT Museum and Art Gallery provide guidance in relation to methods of preservation.
Meet the 2022-2023 NTPMHS Committee
Commissioner of Police and CEO Fire and Emergency Services Michael Murphy APM
President of the Northern Territory Police Association, Mr Nathan Finn
Dr Gary Manison APM
Dr Manison was a long serving officer in the NT Police and retired in 2006. He was awarded the Australian Police Medal for Distinguished Police Service, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2004. He is a Life Member of the Society and holds several academic qualifications including a Ph.D. and Bachelor of Business from Curtin University, a Master of Public Policy from ANU and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from the Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG).
Dr Manison is currently researching material for a book on the history of indigenous policing in the NT.
Deputy Chairman, Public Officer
Commander Daniel (Danny) Bacon is a current serving officer, having joined as a 16 year old Cadet in February 1987. Prior to the establishment of the NTPM&HS in 1995, Sergeant Glenys Simpson worked preserving our history and he was a constant regular in her office or on the phone seeking her knowledge and insight. Since the formation of our Society he has held all different committee positions and he remains passionate in preserving our History for generations to come.