Pc Keith Palmer
Metropolitan Police Officer PC Keith Palmer.

On the first anniversary of the murder of PC Keith Palmer (22nd March) at the gates of the Houses of Parliament, the UK Police Arboretum Memorial Trust is launching a text giving fundraising campaign to support the building of a new memorial to honour fallen police officers.

To donate £5 by text message, all you have to do is text the word COURAGE to the 5 digit shortcode 70171 and your donation will be added to your phone bill or deducted from your pay as you go credit.

You must be 16 years old or over to send a text donation. You must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text message.
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The new UK Police Memorial will honour the dedication, courage and sacrifice of many of the thousands of members of the United Kingdom’s police service who have given their lives to serve and protect their communities since the establishment of the world’s first recognised police service over 250 years ago.
With your gift, you will be honouring the courage and sacrifice of the men and women of our Police service who have laid down their lives to protect us, and all who serve so bravely every day.

Lit by Gilded Absence

The vision for the new UK Police Memorial is to pay tribute to the United Kingdom’s Police Service and to honour the dedication, courage and sacrifice of its members who have given their lives to serve and protect our communities through:

The Memorial

The new UK Police Memorial at the National Arboretum will honour the fallen and pay tribute to the sacrifice of those police officers who have served and continue to do so. It is expected to be completed by 2019.

Digital Memorial

Making the most of digital technologies, the new UK Police Memorial will also be an interactive space, bringing to life the personal stories behind the names of the fallen. There will also be educational resources.

Living Memorial

The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust will help to provide a living memorial, working alongside the families of the fallen in partnership with other caregiving organisations, recognising their sacrifice and loss.


Honouring those who lost their lives serving and protecting communities across the UK

Since 1749 and the creation of the Bow Street Runners as the world’s first recognised Police Service, more than 4,000 men and women have given their lives to serve and protect our communities in the United Kingdom. Losses in British colonial and other UK administered forces overseas number as many as a further 1,000.


A Place for All to Learn and Remember

The new UK Police Memorial will complement other memorials around the UK, notably: the National Police Memorial at the Mall; the Scottish Police Memorial at Tulliallan Police College; the Northern Ireland Police Memorial at PSNI Headquarters in Belfast:The Beat and the Police Memorial Garden, which are already located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, and all memorials situated within Police Forces across the UK, along with all those which commemorate individuals who have fallen.