Museum demonstrates its commitment to strengthening relations between law enforcement and communities with programs and events addressing timely topics
WASHINGTON —The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building— the nation’s only museum dedicated to exploring nearly every facet of American law enforcement — today announced a slate of exciting and engaging programs that will be hosted inside the newly-opened facility.
“At the core of our mission is a commitment to bring diverse perspectives together through programs that address timely and relevant topics,” said David L. Brant, executive director of the National Law Enforcement Museum. “The Museum provides a forum for critically-important dialog and learning, which ultimately leads to improved relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”
The Museum’s ongoing program series includes:
- Conversations – Explore contemporary issues with experts from the field. Panelists from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints will discuss timely topics facing American law enforcement and the communities they serve. Initial topics will include the opioid epidemic, predictive policing, and more.
- Witness – Learn about landmark events in American history from the men and women who witnessed them. Panelists will discuss a significant moment in law enforcement history and explore the impact it had on the profession and our country as a whole. Join us in 2019 for programs on the investigation of the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole and the landmark Stonewall Riot.
- Leaders – Hear directly from individuals both in law enforcement and other professions giving their unique perspectives on law enforcement in an interview-style conversation that discusses the leader’s career, lessons learned, and his or her take on the future of policing. The first Leaders program will feature former Metropolitan (DC) Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
- Briefing Room – Get an inside look at media by and about American law enforcement. Hear from authors, podcasters, directors, and reporters as they discuss their law enforcement-related projects.
“Law enforcement has played a pivotal role in shaping our everyday lives and our nation’s history,” said Rebecca Looney, Senior Director of Exhibits & Programs. “We’re excited for visitors to experience first-hand what the work of law enforcement entails while serving as a platform for much-needed conversations for the sake and safety of our communities and law enforcement professionals.”
The first event kicking off the Museum’s slate of programs will be Opioids: Communities Fighting Back, held on Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm as part of its Conversations series. The event, moderated by NBC4 anchor Aaron Gilchrist, will feature three experts who will discuss how their communities are combating the national opioid epidemic.
Events will be hosted inside the National Law Enforcement Museum, located at 444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LawEnforcementMuseum.org or call 202-737-3400.
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About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building is a three-story mostly underground institution located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience along with educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a [501(c)(3)] organization established in 1984. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit LawEnforcementMuseum.org.
Steve Groeninger – National Law Enforcement Museum