An Education for all at the Museum

David L. Brant, Executive Director
National Law Enforcement Museum

From my office in downtown Washington, DC,  I am just blocks from some of the nation’s most prestigious museums.  I’m deeply honored that soon our new National Law Enforcement Museum will be among them, situated in the heart of the nation’s capital and surrounded by some of the country’s most important landmarks.
As a father and grandfather, I am committed to making sure the Museum won’t just be another tourist attraction, but will provide a real educational experience for all visitors — both young and old. Our Museum’s education staff has been working diligently to craft thought-provoking, insightful programs that will engage visitors and ultimately help foster a stronger relationship among law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Visitors will find many interactive and immersive exhibits when the Museum opens its doors this fall. In addition, we’ll be offering guided and self-guided group tours, special workshops and classes, along with activity carts on the exhibit floor and online resources for visitors of all ages.
One of the exciting components of our education program will be distance-learning tools from FieldTripZoom and Streamable Learning. These innovative companies have partnered with the Museum to provide a virtual classroom experience so that students from around the country can participate in our educational programs without ever leaving their own classrooms.
Students and teachers who are not able to travel to Washington, DC can engage with the Museum’s content through several distance learning tools. We currently offer three classes while the Museum is under construction: Law Enforcement and Technology, Women in Law Enforcement and DNA and Investigations.
Many of  you may already be familiar with the Museum’s popular forensics summer camps and workshops. These hands-on experiences take students inside the messy and meticulous world of crime scene analysis and investigations. While our summer camps are designed for students, our forensics workshops can be specially-tailored towards participant groups of any age, from school-aged youth to senior adults.
Our Museum team has really done its homework in developing our educational programs. They’ve formed a Teachers’ Advisory Group to provide regular feedback on the Museum experience and educational programs, as well as solicit new ideas for engaging and educating our visitors.

David L. Brant
Executive Director
National Law Enforcement Museum