Virtual Classes

With the COVID-19 Pandemic, many schools are seeing a greater transition to virtual learning. Virtual Classes at the National Law Enforcement Museum are available in a variety of ways: students can tune in for interactive lessons led by museum educators on various topics through our partnerships with FieldTripZoom.com and Streamable Learning, or Teachers can book private virtual classes just like they could a field trip! Every virtual class includes live demonstrations, close-ups with museum artifacts, a live-chat feature, interactive polling, and more! Contact our Programs Specialist, Anna Muckenfuss at amuckenfuss@nleomf.org to learn more. Some of the topics we cover in the National Law Enforcement Distance Learning Program are:

Forensic Pathology

In this virtual class, students will explore the field of forensic pathology and the evidence that law enforcement can glean from a body. Students will describe the role of the medical examiner, tell the difference between cause, manner, and mechanism, and fill out an autopsy report from a historic case to understand the role of the forensic pathologist.

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Grades 3-6

Women in Law Enforcement

The fight for women’s suffrage also propelled the advancement of women in law enforcement. Students will be introduced to the trailblazing women who broke down gender barriers in law enforcement and examine how their duties, clothes, and tools changed over time.

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Grades 3-6

Changes in Law Enforcement Technology

Students will get an up-close look at the historical objects in the museum’s collection and learn about the tools officers have used to communicate, travel and keep themselves safe over the course of three centuries. Why were technological advances necessary, and how were these tools improved over time? Your students will explore history to find out.

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Grades 3-8

Knowing Your Rights

Join the National Law Enforcement Museum for a tour-turned-virtual class and explore the Bill of Rights and how it pertains to both citizens and Law Enforcement. This tour will share stories from American History and artifacts from the museum’s collection to give students a comprehensive understanding of the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution – better known as the Bill of Rights.

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Grades 6-12

Careers in Law Enforcement

Join the National Law Enforcement Museum in the exploration of the wide variety of careers in Law Enforcement. Classes can interact with retired and current Law Enforcement personnel who will discuss what it takes to work in the field as well as highlights from their own experiences throughout their careers. Past topics include: Patrol officers, Detectives and Investigators, Forensic Science, Federal Agents, SWAT Officers, K-9 Officers, Correctional Officers, and Undercover Officers.

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Grades 6-12

Law Enforcement on September 11, 2001

Join the National Law Enforcement Museum in exploring the role of Law Enforcement during the rescue efforts on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania sites. Learn why September 11, 2001 is still considered to be the single deadliest day in Law Enforcement History. Listen to Oral History, news interviews, and phone calls with officers who recall their experience and remember their fallen comrades specifically at Ground Zero in New York City. View artifacts collected from the sites of all three terrorist attacks on that fateful day that changed the face of Law Enforcement and the United States forever.

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Grades 6-12

STEM in Law Enforcement

This tour-turned-virtual class will take students through different parts of the National Law Enforcement Museum’s collection to understand the evolution of technology and use of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics in the field of Law Enforcement.

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Science Saturday
Grades 7-12

DNA & Investigations

What is DNA and why is it used in crime scene investigation? Can blood stains reveal how a murder took place? Students learn the skills of forensic scientists to answer these questions and more. They will learn about the structure of DNA and the process of replicating DNA in the lab. Through a series of interactive activities, students will learn how to analyze blood spatter patterns and compare DNA samples to catch a murderer!

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Grades 7-12

Fingerprints & Impressions

What is in a fingerprint and why is it unique to you? What is the difference between a shoe impression and a footprint? Students learn the skills of forensic scientists to answer these questions and more. They will watch demonstrations of dusting/lifting a fingerprint and casting a shoe impression. Students learn how to analyze the evidence left behind at the crime scene to solve the crime!

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Grades 8-12

Law Enforcement and American History

Learn the history of American law enforcement through this virtual tour of the Museum’s key exhibits. Visitors will watch our Signature Film and then visit a selection of objects that tell the story of America. Explore our earliest officers, the establishment of the Bureau of Prohibition and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, changes in law enforcement through civil rights, and the ongoing battle to stop drug abuse.

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