Sharjah Police Museum is considered as one of the prime attractions of Sharjah. The location of Sharjah Police Museum is at the Police Headquarters in Maysaloun. The Police Museum in Sharjah exhibits a great collection of armaments including miniature models of old walls and forts, remains and antiques from riots and combat gears. This museum was established in December 1993. The visitors witness possibly the greatest collection of pistols, batons, hand rifles, handcuffs, automatic weapons and several kinds of riot and combat gear.
The most popular item among the archives of Sharjah Police Museum is the first 'police uniform' 30 years old displayed at the main entrance. Bandolier, kandora and sandals of the initial military structure of UAE along with the present uniform like holster and boots are also showcased. The replica of the ancient wall and forts in and around Sharjah clearly resembles the early civilization structure of the emirate. In the early 19th century, the emirate was guarded with massive walls. The guarded town is very well depicted by the miniature models.Many models show the planning and design of earlier police stations.
The antique police car of the 1960's called the Austin Minimoke is also displayed in this museum. Other displayed articles are related to communications, finger printing, crime hardware, counterfeit money, the administrative documents of police work and awards received by Sharjah police. The children visiting this museum are thrilled to see the original batons, handcuffs, different type of pistols, automatic weapons, hand rifles. Some permanent and worth seeing display items of Sharjah Police Museum include:
Documents related to Drug usages
Objects used to commit crimes
Several group tours are conducted in this museum, where prior appointment is necessary to be made to the authorities. The Museum remains closed on Thursdays and Fridays. Opening times of the museum varies throughout the year, specially during the Ramadan month and other holidays. The visitors are requested to contact the authorities ahead of visiting the Sharjah Police Museum.