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Profile of Historical Museum

Considering the rapid and massive disappearance of police heritage, the Guanshan Police Precinct has set up the office used in the Japanese Colonial Period near the courtyard of the precinct to be the Police Heritage Centre to preserve police relics such as early literature and historical materials donated by employees at the precinct. The centre is mainly divided into sections to demonstrate all police heritage utilized by policemen in the past – a uniform section, crime investigation equipment section, safety and security equipment section, communication equipment section, stationery section, transportation equipment section, vehicle section and so on.Mr. Qingyuan Xu, former mayor of Taitung County, visited the Guanshan Police Precinct on June 14th, 2004. During his visit, he was very excited to see the nostalgic telephone set with a rocking handle and pointed out that that was the same model he used during his term at the Dawu Township Office about 20 years ago. Amazed by the settings at the tea tasting section, coffee tasting section, cow-drawn carriage and rice mill, Mr. Xu applauded the effort that the precinct has put into decorating the building that felt very much like a rural village that has truly been blended into the local environment and emphasized local features. Mr. Xu pointed out the design of the precinct building is full of tourism values that change the typical unapproachable feelings that most people have about a Yamen (police department). Thus, Mr. Xu has donated about NTD$800000 to renovate the Police Heritage Centre. The renovation project spent about two months and was complete in January 2005. The renovation has further enhanced the tourism value for the centre and can more effectively preserve all heritages and historical relics.
Enriched Relics Collection
The Police Heritage Centre, managed by the Guanshan Police Precinct, has been in operations since its inception in 2005. As more tourists have visited the centre, some of them pointed out that the collection of police firearms, or the most important equipment in the development of police history, is not complete, which is very regretful. Although the main focus of this centre is on the historical relics, collection completeness for police equipment should not be overlooked as well. Why is the most important police equipment not well preserved? There has not been any dramatic change in the evolution of police firearms since Taiwan’s recovery from the Japanese regime. Due to regulations and safety considerations, their preservation has been prohibited. Although both are valid reasons for incomplete firearm collections, they have also caused significant gaps in preservation of police relics. Thus, it is both urgent and necessary to start the preservation effort for completing the firearm collections. To complete and diversify the collections in the centre, the precinct has applied for these phased-out firearms from the National Police Agency and Ministry of the Interior so as to better demonstrate and conserve all police relics. This not only allows all visitors to appreciate the achievements accomplished by these historical contributors, but also inspires newcomers, builds up collections of police relics and comprehensively illustrates the evolution of firearms and police gears, which is historically and culturally meaningful.
Profile of Historical Museum Mountain-climber’s backpack and accessories Binoculars、police motorcycle Badge
Acquired Applied Firearms
To enrich the collection of historical relics at the Police Heritage Centre, the Guanshan Police Precinct has also filed applications through the Taitung County Police Bureau to apply for four phased-out firearms (including one United States Carbine, caliber .30; one United States police pistol, caliber .45; one Taiwan police pistol, caliber .45; and one air pistol) from the National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior. During the application period, the precinct has also outsourced the firearm illustrating cabinet construction project. Finally, these four firearms were acquired and put into the cabinet on October 14th, 2010.