Employees of the Poltava Internal Affairs Department Museum are proud of this unique institution. It was created in the late 60s of the last century in Poltava this museum was actually the firstlocal museum of Internal Affairs of the former Soviet Union and in none of the union republics did not exist such institutions. Founders of the museum institution are police officers themselves. The first museum funds were documents and materials collected by the department of political education DIA of Poltava by Vladimir Belokon, A. Kolesnik, V. Mitrofanov and M. Ovcharenko. With the support of the chief of the police department of the Poltava Alexander Shkurenko the first museum rooms were placed in one of the classrooms of administrative building, and later were moved to the house in the courtyard management, where two rooms were allocated. The official date of the opening of the Poltava Museum is November 6, 1967. In 1986 it was decided to allocate building of urban estate of the nineteenth century to the needs of the museum, near the Regional Department of the Interior Affairs, on Lidov street 6, where it is now. On the 23th of September, in 1989, the day of the 46th anniversary of the liberation of Poltava from Nazi invaders, the museum officially opened its doors for its visitors. On the 5th of May, in 1992 the decision of the Department of Culture of Poltava Regional State the Museum was awarded as «national». Since 1991 until now the director of this museum is a veteran of the Interior Affairs, retired Police Colonel Vladimir Plisko. Now the exposition of the museum consists of four rooms with a total area of 198 m2 and has about 3,000 exhibits. Also the museum workers take care of erected in 1999 on the corner of Pushkina and hervonoarmiyska streets the Memorial complex to fallen defenders of law and order in Poltava. The complex consists of sculptural image of Archangel Michael, the patron saint of soldiers, the existing chapel and Stella. Memorial created by the architects S. Shevchenko, M. Karyuk, A. Snyezhkin and sculptor V. Bilous. In the first room visitors are met by materials on the formation of worker-peasant police of Poltava in turbulent revolutionary 17's, uneasy for Ukrainian lands period of 20-30 years and pre-war times. Particular attention skillfully made diorama is paid, that recreates the battle of 13 red polices under thecommand of a local police chief John Verkhovsky with several hundred anti-government rebels in the Church in the mountain village of Manzheliya, Globinskiy region. Then, after a grueling 3-hour confrontation, police, causing heavy losses to the enemy and taking wounded comrades, managed to break away from its pursuers and ran away into the forest. Also tourists are able to discern the detail interior of office worker of the 30s in the hall, access to the materials that tell about the work of fight with child homelessness, learn about the history of the Poltava police secondary school of the NKVD and other materials. By entering into the next room visitors are immersed in an atmosphere of difficult war years of 1941- 1945. Since the early days of World War Poltava police with all the people were defending their Motherland from Nazi invaders. The exhibition tells the story of Poltava police officers who fought with the enemy at the front parts of the army, destroyed German saboteurs, being a part of assault battalions and fought heroically with the enemies, who occupied the territory. In particular, with Nazi troops approach in Poltava several dozen guerrilla groups and underground groups were created, which formed the backbone of the officers. The part of the exhibition hall is dedicated to one of the following groups — consolidated guerrilla groups named after C. Budenny, which was aheaded by the inspector of the criminal investigation I. Koponkin. In the hall, along with samples of weapons with which soldiers, partisans and underground fighters defended their homeland from Nazi invasion, there are many documentaries dedicated to the period of rebuilding the territory of Poltava after its release from the enemy's hands, the work of officers, who combated hostile elements, remaining in the rear of the army, confrontation criminals etc. Another room is devoted to the work of the police of Poltava in the postwar period and today. Its exposition tells visitors about the system of law enforcement agencies of the Soviet Union in the 50th-80th, the difficult period of the militia of independent Ukraine in 90s, the existing of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Poltava region. One of the most striking showcases in the room, which always attracts kids is a recreated cabinet of forensic experts. But the «heart» of the National Museum of History of Poltava Interior Affairs should probably be considered a room, which is actually a Hall of Poltava police Fame. Along with portraits of leaders, who headed it over the years, the hall hostes photos of veterans of the Interior Affairs, the police officers, who had to take part in the fighting and liquidation of the Chernobyl accident and those policemen, whose heroic deeds, troublesome daily labor and cost of their lives often multiplied good reputation of police in Ukraine. According to the tradition especially crowded this hall is on the 20 of December, during the celebration of the professional holiday, and on the 22 of August, when Remembrance Day of lawofficers, who were killed in the line of duty, including those who died while on duty in the ATO is celebrated. Poltava police warmly invite Poltava and its visitors to visit the National Museum of History of the Poltava Internal Affairs Department and to learn more about the past and present of the internal affairs of our country.