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As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the National Law Enforcement Museum will temporarily close to the public beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020.

We continue to run virtual programs and check out our Facebook page for many other virtual activities. Stay tuned for news about our re-opening in Washington, DC!

The Museum Experience

The National Law Enforcement Museum is dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs.

Learn what it’s like to be a cop and test your knowledge and skills in DC’s newest and most interactive Museum.

  • Decision-making Training Simulator
  • 9-1-1 Emergency Ops Dispatch Experience
  • Interactive Web of Law Enforcement
  • Immersive Forensics and Evidence Gathering Interactives
  • And so much more!

Coming Up

Join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for this special exploration of the PBS documentary The Definition of Insanity. The film chronicles the Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project, an innovative prison diversion program.

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On the Beat

Get the inside scoop on Museum events, historical artifacts and law enforcement-related issues from the those in the know. Our Museum staff shares their experiences every week on the official blog. Don’t miss your chance to hear it from experts!

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