Our Story

Mission

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.

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Our Journey

Over a decade of planning and persistence in the making, the National Law Enforcement Museum will open its doors to the public on October 13, 2018. Finally, citizens and law enforcement professionals from diverse perspectives and backgrounds will have a place to share in the vibrant story of American law enforcement.

The Museum’s befitting location at Judiciary Square in our nation’s capital marks the first time a national museum dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement will have a permanent home.

Within the walls of the Museum’s strikingly contemporary exterior, artifacts from our collection of more than 20,000 objects tell the story of American law enforcement – past, present, and future – and engage visitors of all ages in memorable, immersive and experiential exhibits. More importantly, we’re proud that the Museum will serve as a platform for constructive dialog to help strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

More importantly, we’re proud that the Museum will serve as a platform for constructive dialog to help strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

As a former law enforcement professional, the creation of this Museum makes me proud. Even though I’ve been on the job for about a year, the positive feedback about the Museum has been overwhelming. This Museum offers a meaningful opportunity to help citizens understand the role of law enforcement by providing a ”walk in the shoes” experience in the history of law enforcement, its current practices and what the future may hold.

I want to thank you for accompanying us on this long journey and I look forward to seeing you when the Museum opens on October 13 this year.

Sincerely,

David L. Brant
Executive Director,
National Law Enforcement Museum

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