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!

AVAILABLE ONLY IN 2021

Commemorative Coins

Commemorative coins celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coin help support programs and exhibits at the Museum.

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Special Event and Art Installation

Built for Blue

Built for Blue is a special event and art installation at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum begun in April 2021.

Two esteemed LEGO® builders crafted a 5.5’ replica of one of the newly issued U.S. Mint commemorative law enforcement coins. Built of LEGO bricks, this model honors law enforcement officers during National Police Week and beyond.

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2021 National Police Week Merchandise

Our gift shop is now stocked with new items to celebrate and support our law enforcement community.

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Download "THE BADGE" APP

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum is excited to offer “The Badge,” the newest addition in our line-up of resources designed to connect you with our nation’s law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.

The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum is to tell the story of American law enforcement, honor the fallen, and make it safer for those who serve. “The Badge” mobile app (iOS only) enables us to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs.

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National Police Week

Events

May 9-15, 2021

We are commemorating 2021 National Police Week with virtual events that can be viewed from anywhere in the world. From May 9–15, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is delivering programs to keep current officers safe and healthy, as well as ceremonies to honor those fallen officers whose names have been recently added to the Memorial. Mark your calendar for the 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil, happening virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern).

In-person events are planned for October 13-17, 2021 in Washington, DC to offer the same respect, honor, remembrance, and community support as National Police Week, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay tribute those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

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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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