National Law Enforcement Museum Celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Tuesday, January 7, 2020| Authored by
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Join us in the Museum on Thursday, January 9 to show your support for our nation’s law enforcement officers

WASHINGTON – The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Thursday, January 9 in the Museum with special events and activities throughout the day.

From 10 am until noon, join us for Coffee with a Cop, courtesy of Starbucks. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee as they talk with uniformed officers about what it’s like to be a law enforcement officer and about career opportunities in the law enforcement profession.

All day in the Museum, visitors will be able to write a thank you note to law enforcement officers for their commitment to keeping our communities safe. Free postcards will be available for visitors to write their messages. Postcards will be collected and delivered to local law enforcement.

Visitors are encouraged to pick up a free sticker to wear showing their support for law enforcement.

“Honoring the men and women who serve in law enforcement is the very core of our mission,” said Memorial Fund CEO Marcia Ferranto. “Every day, the Museum educates the public about law enforcement and the important commitment officers make to keep our citizens and our communities safe. We’re ecstatic to be able to celebrate these brave men and women on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and to have our visitors celebrate with us.”

In addition to special Law Enforcement Appreciation Day activities, all uniformed active law enforcement officers or retired officers who show their credentials will receive free admission on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum campus is conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC, at the Judiciary Square metro station. Opened in October 2018, the Museum provides an immersive and interactive “walk in the shoes” experience for visitors of all ages on what it’s like to be a law enforcement officer. Among the hands-on experiences that await, visitors may test their skills in a simulated 9-1-1 Emergency Ops call center, use critical thinking skills to weigh evidence and solve a crime in our Take the Case exhibit and participate in the split-second decisions officers must make in our Training Simulator Experience. The Museum is open every day except Tuesday. Children under 12 receive free admission and visitors may take advantage of extra savings by purchasing advance admission tickets online.


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

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