Museum takes precautionary measures due to COVID-19 concerns
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building today announced it will temporarily close to the public beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, as a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
“As a campus that serves our local Washington, DC community as well as the nation, our first priority remains the health, safety and security of our staff and the people who visit us,” said Marcia Ferranto, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO. “We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and maintain ongoing communication with local officials. We’ll provide updates on a week-to-week basis on our websites as well as on our social media platforms.”
Located at Judiciary Square in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum boasts a world-class collection of artifacts and over 100 interactive elements. Hands-on exhibits such as the Web of Law Enforcement, A Day in the Life and Officers’ Stories, allow visitors to learn more about the many aspects of law enforcement, while the Training Simulator Experience (suitable for ages 12 and up), 9-1-1 Emergency Ops, Take the Case and Covert Ops allow visitors to immerse themselves in real law enforcement activities.
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About the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
Authorized by Congress in 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building 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. The adjacent National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial contains the names of 21,910 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.