FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If I make a donation, is it tax deductable?  Yes, we are a 501 C3 non profit and the IRS will recognize your contribution. For additional details please consult your tax advisor.

How come the association’s cars are not on display in the museum? Size! The San Diego Police Historical Association currently owns the nations largest fleet of historic police vehicles.  Unfortunately, the current museum would need to be 5 times larger if it were to house them.

Do you ever rent the vehicles out? Yes. For special occasions these vehicles can be rented for movies and photo shoots. All of the vehicles have been professionally restored and are almost exactly the way they appeared during the time period they represent. Unless otherwise specified, all of the vehicles are in working order:.

1928 Ford patrol car
1935 All black Ford Paddy Wagon
1947 Ford black and white patrol car
1948 Ford black and white Traffic supervisor’s car
1953 black and white Ford Matador 2 door coupe, patrol car
1965 black and white Plymouth 4dr patrol car
1968 all white police ambulance
1971 all white International Tow Truck
1971 all whie Ford police ambulance
1977 all white Chevy Nova 4 door patrol car
1982 all white Ford Fairmount patrol car
1987 all white Ford Crown Victoria patrol car
1991 Kawasaki police motorcycle
1991 black and white Ford Crown Victoria patrol car
1996 black and white Ford Crown Victoria patrol car
1997 Kawasaki police motorcycle
2001 black and white Ford Crown Victoria patrol car

My relative once worked for SDPD but I don’t know much about him. Can you  help? The San Diego Police Historical Association has extensive archives of past officers dating all the way back to 1889. If your relative did serve, there is an excellent chance we have his/her information. At no charge the San Diego Police Historical Association will provide basic information on past officers such as dates of service and in some cases highest rank obtained IF the officer in question is deceased. For obvious reasons the SDPHA cannot release information on a living or active duty police officer. If you need more detailed information on a deceased officer, for a nominal fee the association will put one of its very talented researchers to work for you. Please contact us at (619) 726-6151 or send an e-mail.
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Do you offer historical consultation? Yes. Our staff is very knowledgeable and we have a number of interesting educational displays that can be made available. Perhaps you are a student who would like to make a presentation on the history of the San Diego Police Department. Contact us, we can help! Our prices are very affordable. 
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