Subsequent to a submission from the Foundation approval was gained on 4th August 2014 of an outline business case for a new police museum adjacent to the RUC Memorial Garden at Brooklyn. The approval is subject to a number of key conditions. Initial funding of £5.5 is being provided from the Treasury at Westminster.
The Museum will replace the current Police Museum which is housed in one small room at Brooklyn. It will tell the story of policing across the island of Ireland, from the foundation of formal uniformed policing in 1814, to the present day. It will showcase the large collection of policing artefacts which have been assembled over the years including uniforms, medals and documents representing all aspects of policing.
A Project Board, comprising the Foundation Trustees and key stakeholders has been established and detailed plans are being formulated. The Project Board is being supported by specialist advisers and Department of Justice officials.
The Project Board is working to meet the requirements of the conditions of approval to proceed to Full Business Case. A request for planning permission was submitted in December 2014.