Discover the History

The History Beat

Multi-media presentations capture the significance of six historic artifacts, including J. Edgar Hoover’s desk, Al Capone’s vest and the notorious William “Big Bill” Devery. See here how he lined the pockets of his uniform police coat.

History Time Capsules

Reel to Real

A Cop and an Actor Walk into a Bar

A Cop and an Actor Walk into a Bar

Listen in as actor Vincent D’Onofrio and Boston (MA) Police Chief William Gross discuss some of the great, and not-so-great, moments for law enforcement on the big screen.


Law Enforcement Games and Toys

Have fun browsing various depictions of law enforcement in pop culture – including toys, props, and memorabilia from some of the most iconic cop shows and movies over the years.

Pop Culture Survey

Take Our Pop Culture Survey

Pick your favorite scenes in a number of categories, ranging from best car chase to best movie or TV show, and see how your choices stack-up to those of real law enforcement officers.

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