SYMBOLISM:The museum’s layout was designed to resemble the mythical Jinwu bird, representing the National Police Administration’s commitment to protect society
Date: Feb 21, 2016
By: Wang Kuan-jen and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The National Police Administration (NPA) is usually considered a secretive
and closed-off government agency, but many people would be surprised to learn of the museum within its halls documenting the history of the nation’s police force.
Located within the NPA building in Taipei, the museum covers 406m2 and features more than 2,000 items and documents, including some dating back to the Japanese colonial era.
Among the documents and items are the results of a census carried out in 1906, a pennant for winning a Kendo competition in 1924 and a plaque that was hung on the police station’s wall in 1931. [FULL STORY]